- Public Services
To provide mandated public services to all City of Ypsilanti residents and property owners.
To deliver professional and courteous public services with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for all City of Ypsilanti residents and property owners.
The Department of Public Services (DPS) is responsible for the maintenance of all City-owned and operated buildings, facilities, and infrastructure as well as the provision of solid waste services.
Routine responsibilities of this Department include:
- Solid Waste Services, Recycling & Composting
- Capital Improvements
- Street Maintenance
- Traffic signal and sign maintenance
- Maintenance of storm water conveyance facilities and structures
- Tree Maintenance
- Facilities maintenance
- Equipment Maintenance
- Parking lot & meter maintenance
- Parks Maintenance
The City of Ypsilanti contracts residential solid waste pickup from Stevens Disposal.
The City of Ypsilanti offers an aggressive curbside recycling program to help reduce your waste. The program now provides Single Stream Recycling, which means that containers and paper products may be mixed in the same bin.
Yard waste consists of grass clippings, leaves, garden material, and bundled or contained branches that are two to three inches or smaller in diameter and cut in four-foot lengths or smaller.
Holiday Schedule - Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste
Read the trash / recycling and yard waste holiday schedule.
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Capital Improvements Planning
Find out more information about current and upcoming roads projects, as well as major sidewalk and parks projects that are underway in the City.
Snow Removal Policy & Procedures
The City's snow removal policy was created to establish an order of priority for removal of snow from public streets and parking lots.
Learn the differences between a storm drain and a sewer drain and read about permitted uses of manufactured fertilizer.
Tree Maintenance & Removal
The Department of Public Services is responsible for removing and maintaining trees in public right of ways.
Bee City USA
On June 16, 2015, the City of Ypsilanti became the 12th certified Bee City USA participant. As a Bee City, Ypsilanti is committed to addressing pollinator issues, providing opportunities for education about the importance of bees, and hosting habitat restoration activities.
Parking and Commuting