Spring Sterling Pride

Arbor Day Planting 2018
Sterling Pride Month, an initiative by the City of Sterling Heights, to encourage residents and members of the community to "take pride" in their property now spans two months and is known as Spring Sterling Pride. The activities throughout April and May focused on preserving and beautifying the City’s existing green space, cleaning up residential neighborhoods and encouraging the planting of trees on both public and private property.
 
The overall effort is multifaceted in that it will help increase the tree canopy as well as encourage residents to take pride in keeping the City clean and green. Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor said the efforts come at a perfect time of year to promote beautifying residential property.

“One of the many reason I love living in Sterling Heights is the pride residents here take in the appearance of their property,” Taylor said. “Spring Sterling Pride enhances the City’s efforts to encourage spring cleaning by promoting discounts on tree purchases, offering a drop-off place for unwanted household items and other meaningful activities."

Spring Sterling Pride is an initiative run through the Community Relations Department with the support and assistance of DPW, City Development and Parks & Recreation. Any questions can be directed to Community Relations department (586) 446-2470.

Shred Day - April 7 

Shred Legal will be at the DPW, 7200 18 Mile Road, on Saturday, April 7 to shred documents for no charge from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shredding will be conducted on site for complete security and the shredded materials will be recycled.  A limit of three paper size boxes (15”L x 12”D x 10”H) will be shredded per person. This event is for residents ONLY. A list of acceptable materials can be found here.

Household Hazardous Waste Day - April 14

The Household Hazardous Waste Event will be held at the DPW, 7200 18 Mile Road, on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. US Ecology will be on site collecting, identifying, and packaging for transport acceptable household hazardous materials. A list of acceptable materials can be found here. This event is for residents ONLY.

Electronics Recycling Day - April 21

Great Lakes Electronics will be at the DPW, 7200 18 Mile Road, on Saturday, April 21 to accept electronics for recycling from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents looking to get rid of old televisions, computers, or any other electronic device that has an electrical cord attachment are invited to drop them off at the DPW.  A list of acceptable electronics can be found here.

Arbor Day Planting - April 24

Sterling Heights City Council will host a tree planting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 on the City Campus. This annual event features the Mayor and City Council planting a tree on the City's Campus to publicly encourage residents to plant trees on their property as well. 

Pride and SHINE Day - May 5

Spring Pride and SHINE Day will be held on Saturday, May 5. Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at First Church of Sterling Heights, 39400 Dequindre Road and will be assigned to help clean up residential properties in need of assistance. Volunteers looking to sign up can contact Community Relations at (586)446-2470. 

Clean Up Saturdays - May 5, 12, and 19

DPW will host Clean Up Saturdays on May 5, 12, and 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their facility located at 7200 18 Mile Road. This is event is for residents ONLY. Residents may bring items like furniture, lumber, tires, dirt, tree stumps to dispose of.

Items that will NOT be accepted include commercial waste, air conditioning units, ammunition or explosives, DEA controlled substances, lab chemicals, non-standard gases, radioactive materials, shock sensitive materials, unknown/unidentified gases, medical sharps. All other items will be subject to inspection at the time of the event.

Plant Exchange - May 12

The Sterling Heights Beautification Commission will host its annual Plant Exchange from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the Nature Center, 42700 Utica Road. Residents can bring by plants from their garden they wish to share and exchange with others.