Department of Public Works
Division of Public Services
Let's Improve Our Quality of Life:
Highland Park Clean!
Park clean improves the quality of life for all of us! Did you know
that a litter free environment helps deter crime? A clean
environment shows that we care about our community and are proud of
Let's work together.
If you see litter, pick it up and properly dispose of it. Please
report illegal dumping to the City; reducing illegal dumping frees
municipal dollars for other needed services.
Services at 313-252-0050, Extension 204, to report dumping that has
occurred or call Public Safety Dispatch at 313-252-5000 if suspected
illegal dumping is in progress.
Together let's make
Highland Park shine! The Department of Public Works, Division of
Public Services coordinates garbage pick up. Our contractor, Waste
Management, picks up your garbage-trash and bulk waste (furniture,
appliances, etc.) on a regular cycle, as well as yard waste twice a
month from spring to fall.
Set out your garbage
and bulk items only on your regular trash collection day.
Separate out your trash and bulk items, and
keep them separate and neatly
stacked at the curbside. Note that you must take
some items - construction materials, tires, paints, batteries -
directly to a licensed disposal facility. Never put these items out for pick up.
Yard waste is picked
up on a separate schedule! When, where, and how you set out your
garbage, bulk items, and yard waste determines whether or not Waste
Management picks it up on its weekly route. See the other side of
this sheet for more tips on what to set out and how to set it out.
If you have waste pick up problems, call us at the Division of
Public Services, 313 -252-0050, Extension 204, and file a report
with the Water Clerk. If she canít answer your question, our Street
Superintendent will call you or investigate.
We applaud the vast majority of our
residents for following the rules. The few who do not may be
ticketed and fined!
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL IN HIGHLAND PARK
When do I dispose of
Furniture, Appliances, Tools, etc.? Put
your Bulk Waste - furniture, appliances, etc - out for collection on
your regular weekly trash pickup date by
There is no separate day for bulk pick up in Highland Park.
Where should I put my bulk
waste? Put your bulk
waste out at the curbside, next to, but separated from your regular
trash. Do NOT place any bulk waste in the alley. It is a
violation of Highland Park City Ordinance to dump anything in the
alley, and there is no trash or bulk pick up of waste from any alley
in the City.
How should I put items out in
my bulk waste?
Furniture: Do not break up
your furniture, or it will not be picked up. Furniture must be in
one piece. Do not put waste (trash, bags, rubbish) on top of the
furniture. Your furniture with waste on it will not be picked up.
Refrigerators: Refrigerators must have their freon tanks
removed by a licensed contractor (find one in the Yellow Pages) and
tagged as such. Fridge doors must be removed.
What items cannot be picked up
with my bulk waste? Tires?
NO! Dispose of tires
properly at a licensed tire disposal facility. Construction
Materials? NO! Construction materials
(for example, cabinets, doors, roofing materials, porches, dry wall,
etc.) must be disposed of at a licensed land fill. Batteries or
Paint? No! Batteries and paint must be disposed of at a
hazardous waste facility.
TRASH PICK UP
Where should I put my regular
trash? Put your trash
in front of your home, separated from your bulk items. Keep
Highland Park clean. Do NOT put
trash or bulk items at abandoned houses or vacant lots - trash will
not be picked up from these locations. Violators will be ticketed.
What should I put in my trash?
and most bulk items, but not construction materials, tires, or yard
waste. Keep trash at 50 lbs or less. Heavier items will not be
How should I put out items in
my trash? Put trash
into plastic bags or in 30-32 gallon containers. Trash put in
cardboard boxes is not picked up. Carpet must be rolled, tied, and
easily lifted by one person. Tie loose debris in bundles that are
easily be lifted by one person.
Where should I put my yard
waste? Separate yard
waste (grass clipping, leaves, branches, plants, etc) from your
trash and bulk items, and place it at your curb on the designated
pick up day. Do not put yard waste at abandoned houses or vacant
lots. It will not be picked up and you could be ticketed!
should I put out my yard waste? Yard waste is picked
up on the second and fourth Monday of the month, from
May through October only. Place it at the curb by 7:00 a.m.
on these days.
How should I put my yard waste
out? Put yard waste
only in paper yard
waste bags or in 30-32 gallon containers marked with a "Yard Waste"
sticker. Do not place yard waste in plastic bags or cardboard
boxes. It will not be picked up! Cut branches and tree limbs in 4
foot lengths and tie in bundles.
should I put in my yard waste? Do
not mix yard waste with trash or bulk items. Yard waste bags or
containers cannot weigh more than 50 lbs.