Department of Public Works

City service of SMALL brush collection occurs April-November or as long as weather permits. Your service day is Monday and the week of service is based on your address. Please Click Here  to view the Brush Collection Map.

*Please place small brush/twigs curbside (not in bags or containers).



During the temporary suspension of Waste Management (WM) yard waste collection, please know there is an alternate solution available. Residents can take YARD WASTE BAGS ONLY to the now available and accessible WM dumpster located in the DPW yard on Palmer Street. If you are unable to complete this task, please leave the bags curbside and DPW will periodically collect as they see them. There is no schedule for this service but will be complete as efficiently as possible. Residents do not need to call for a pick up. Thank you for your cooperation as the city remains committed to addressing concerns and meeting resident expectations.


Waste Management’s seasonal service of collecting Yard Waste always runs on or following April 1st to the last service day on or prior to November 30 of each year.

Yard Waste must be in marked containers or yard waste bags for Waste Management to collect.


City service of FALL leaf pick up will begin as determined by DPW and will continue as long as weather permits. Your service date is based on your address. Please click here to view the Leaf Collection Map.

*Please rake leaves to the curb and remove from designated paper yard waste bags .

For other concerns,  please call 810-329-5277 and leave a voice mail. Your call will be promptly returned.


Streetlight out?

DTE Energy’s Community Lighting program has an online reporting tool to make it easy to get your streetlights shining bright again. The following website leads directly to the DTE online street light reporting tool. It’s that easy!

If online communication is not preferred, call the St. Clair Police Department non-emergency line  at 329-5710 with the cross streets of the outage. The police department has access to the exact pole number that needs repair and will provide that information to DTE.

**The repair of streetlights is completed entirely by DTE.


The St. Clair Police Department uses Cable Channel 6 and local radio stations to broadcast public emergencies or Snow Emergencies.

Snow Emergency Ordinance (08-04)

Sidewalk Maintenance Ordinance (2015-01)

Department of Public Works Contract: AFSCME contract