The City of Sterling Heights is working with Waste Management this spring to offer eight special Neighborhood Cleanup Events in various sections of the city
Additionally, the city will have dumpsters available at the DPW to accept material that can’t be picked up at the curb. The goal of these cleanups is to give residents a chance to clear their yards and garages of unwanted items and to ultimately help beautify the city, said Public Works Director Sal Conigliaro.
These special neighborhood cleanup days, taking place on each Saturday in May, offer residents the opportunity to dispose of trash in a convenient way. The City is asking residents to participate by sprucing up their properties and disposing of trash and debris.
The Neighborhood Cleanup Events in May are meant to compliment the City’s signature spring cleanup event, SHINE (the Sterling Heights Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence). For the SHINE event, groups of dedicated volunteers help organize local neighborhood cleanups in an effort to ensure every parcel of property in the City of Sterling Heights looks its best. This year’s SHINE event will be held the morning of Saturday, May 2.
For the Neighborhood Cleanups throughout the month of May, the city has organized the following dates and locations. Attached is a map for each of the specific areas below:
Area 1 – May 9
Dequindre to Ryan and 14 Mile to 15 Mile
- Area 2 – May 9
Ryan to Mound and 14 Mile to 15 Mile
- Area 3 – May 16
Dequindre to Ryan and 15 Mile to Metropolitan Parkway
- Area 4 – May 16
Ryan to Mound and 15 Mile to Metropolitan Parkway
- Area 5 – May 23
Dequindre to Ryan and Metropolitan parkway to 17 Mile
- Area 6 – May 23
Ryan to Mound and Metropolitan Parkway to 17 Mile
- Area 7 – May 30
Van Dyke to Dodge Park Road and 17 Mile to 18 Mile
- Area 8 – May 30
Van Dyke to Dodge Park Road and Metropolitan Parkway to 17 Mile
Accepted Items at the curb:
- 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
Accepted at DPW Drop off:
- 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.
Neighborhood Cleanup Rules:
1. Please place all items at the curb for collection. Residents must have all trash and debris in an approved container and bundled per city refuge guidelines at the curb by 7 a.m. See list of items that will not be accepted at the curb on the collection day.
2. Loose items must be bagged, boxed, or tied and must be easily handled by two people. (Not to exceed 50 lbs.)
3. Please separate piles of appliances, tires, bound limbs and miscellaneous items for easier handling.
4. Please keep any items that you don’t want discarded, away from the Right-of-Way area.
5. For items not accepted at the curb, residents can bring those items to the Department of Public Works located at 7200 Eighteen Mile, Sterling Heights, MI 48314 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the Saturday of the clean-up.
If you have any further questions regarding the proper disposal of items of the special Neighborhood Cleanups, please contact the city of Sterling Heights Department of Public Works at (586) 446-2440.