Department of Public Works

We strive for cleanliness, safety and efficiency.

The role of the Department of Public Works is to provide environmental and infrastructure services designed to ensure the cleanliness and safe and efficient mobility of the residents, visitors, and customers of the city; to provide for the oversight and management of solid waste collection activities performed by private contractors, including citywide curbside recycling. We facilitate the clearing of illegally dumped debris and  provide construction, maintenance, and engineering design of streets and alleys; perform snow & ice removal services, perform sidewalk maintenance, as well as establish and maintain systems and devices for safe and expeditious regulation and control of traffic.

City of Detroit Services Map

Find out when your trash, recycling, bulk & yard waste gets picked up: Click on the map where you live or type in your address. Then choose "My Schedule" or enter your phone number to get text message reminders the evening before each pickup. You may also sign up for the weekly reminders by texting your street address to 

If you have issues with your garbage, recycling or any other waste pick up services please contact your provider at the following numbers.

GFL at (844) GO.GFLUSA or (844) 464-3587.

Advanced Disposal at (844) 2-DETROIT or (844) 233-8764.

Refuse Collection Map