Taylor Department of Public Works


Taylor Department of Public Works
25605 Northline Road
Taylor, MI 48180

Phone: 734-287-6550

Profile Description

The DPW is responsible for rubbish and recycling pick up, tree trimming, enclosing and cleaning ditches, road grading and striping, street cleaning and repair, and the city composting program.
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All DPW/Water services are facilitated through the Customer Assistance Center located at:
City Hall
23555 Goddard Road
1st floor (south end of the building)
Taylor, MI 48180

Rat Poison can be picked up at the Animal Shelter, 25555 Northline Road.


The best way to file a non-emergency complaint or concern is with the "Fix It! Taylor" online program or on the city's Facebook page.

Compost Pick Up

Begins the first week of March and ends the last week of November.

Please place all compost in either a clearly marked 32 gallon container or compost bags. Limbs must be cut, bundled and tied in no larger than 4-foot lengths and weighing no more than 50 pounds per bundle.

Regarding Rubbish & Recycling Carts

For proper pickup of the automated rubbish and recycling carts, please place carts three feet apart from each other.

The arm on the automated truck needs this space for grabbing the cart. If they are not properly spaced, the driver will place a notice on the cart and leave materials behind. The driver is not responsible for moving carts so they may be serviced.

Street Sweeping

The DPW sweeps all concrete streets annually. Street sweeping is performed the same day as trash pick up.

Asphalt roads are swept once a year in the spring. Residents are required to keep all vehicles off the street to ensure proper trash removal and street sweeping.

Please do not place trash receptacles in the road, this interferes with the street sweeping. Also, it is against City ordinance to sweep yard debris in the roadways. This could also obstruct the storm sewers, which could lead to flooding.

Tree Trim & Removal

The DPW maintains trees on your City easement, generally between the sidewalk and curb. We will only remove dead, diseased or dying trees.

DTE Streetlight Outages

The City can report streetlight outages to DTE for repair. Please contact the Customer Assistance center with the location of the pole, with the exact address for the DTE crews. DTE asks for 10 business days to repair a light. Depending on the severity of the repair, that time may be extended.

Residents may also contact DTE directly by 800-477-4747 or via the Internet at DTE Problems/Safety.

David Mackie, Executive Director, Department of Public Services, City of Taylor