Shred Legal will be at the DPW, 7200 18 Mile Road, on Saturday, April 1, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. to shred documents for no charge. 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.
Clean-Up Saturdays — April 29, May 6, 13, 20
The DPW will host Clean-Up Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their facility located at 7200 18 Mile Road. Residents can bring by and drop off any items they wish to dispose of without restriction. This includes but is not limited to: tires, paint, old furniture, lumber, loose lawn clippings, household hazardous waste items (motor oil, pesticides, drain cleaner), dirt and much more. This is in an effort to encourage residents to clean out their garages, basements, backyards and any other area for a fresh start to spring. These special neighborhood cleanup days offer residents the opportunity to dispose of trash in a convenient way.
A list of some of the acceptable drop-off items include:
- Old furniture, mattresses, carpets, and appliances
- General junk - bagged, boxed or bundled
- Wood/lumber (neatly stacked)
- Loose lawn clippings that are bagged
- Regular household trash
- Tree limbs that are no longer than 4 feet in length, tied and bundled, and weigh no more than 50 lbs.
- Tree stumps
- Concrete, brick & block
- Tires (4 max. per household)
- Railroad ties
- Compressed gas cylinders (includes propane tanks and fire extinguishers)
- Household Hazardous Waste such as motor oil, pesticides, drain cleaner and other commercially generated waste
Sterling Pride Day — May 17
Sterling Heights City Council will host a tree planting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 on the City Campus. This annual event will be a day each year when the Mayor and City Council can plant a tree on the City’s Campus and encourage residents to plant trees on their property as well. The City of Sterling Heights is dedicated to growing and protecting its green space and urban forest.
DPW will discount its tree program in the month of May to encourage residents to purchase trees for the fall 2017 planting. Trees will be available for $150 for the month of May, a $50 discount from the normal purchase price of $200. DPW will distribute a list of tree choices to residents for planting in the public right-of-way. Trees purchased in May will be planted following the first frost of the season, likely in the end of October or early November 2017. For more information, call DPW at (586) 446-2440.