Public Services

  1. Arbor Day / Tree City USA

    On April 25, 2014, the City of Ypsilanti received an award celebrating its 10th year of participation in The Tree City USA program. Annual participation as a Tree City community provides the opportunity to educate people who care about the City of Ypsilanti on the value of tree resources and the importance of sustainable tree management.

  2. Geocache Permit

    Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers known as "geocaches" or "caches." Learn how to obtain a permit from the City.

  3. Holiday Schedule - Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste

    Read the trash / recycling and yard waste holiday schedule.

  4. Mission Statement & Vision

    Read the mission and vision statement from our department.

  5. Recycling Program

    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.

  6. Routine Responsibilities

    Get to know the responsibilities of the Public Services Department.

  7. Sidewalk Repair Program

    The City of Ypsilanti’s Sidewalk Repair Program ensures that public sidewalks are properly maintained to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all pedestrians.

  8. 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.

  9. Stormwater Treatment

    Learn the differences between a storm drain and a sewer drain and read about permitted uses of manufactured fertilizer.

  10. Street Sweeping

    Please make note of when crews will be in your area and be sure to keep the street clear of vehicles and clutter. Major streets will be swept first and then local streets. Schedules are subject to change.

  11. Trash Service

    The City of Ypsilanti contracts residential solid waste pickup from Republic Services.

  12. Tree Maintenance & Removal

    The Department of Public Services is responsible for removing and maintaining trees in public right of ways.

  13. Yard Waste

    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.

  14. HAWK Signal

    Information about the MDOT HAWK Traffic Signals