Mayor Mike Duggan announces snow removal, trash pickup plans

Mayor praises city snow removal efforts of past week

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Mike Duggan was sworn in Wednesday as Detroit's newest mayor.

DETROIT - Here is the latest from the city of Detroit on its snow and trash removal plans this week.

Snow Removal

The city has had 41 snow removal trucks working to keep the city's 660 miles of major roads clear since Saturday night.

The city will continue to have trucks out around the clock for the duration of the storm and afterwards until streets are safe and clear.

If the new accumulation of snow reaches six inches, the city's DPW will again implement its residential street clearing program for the city's 1880 miles of side streets. 

Trash collection

City trash collection crews will continue to work 24 hours through Monday.

We are making significant progress on the backlog and expect all trash from last week to be picked up no later than tomorrow, so please leave your containers out. 

REMINDER: Weekly trash collection cycle for the week of January 6th has changed.  Residents should place their containers at the curb one day after their normal weekly collection day.

Christmas trees and other yard waste should be put out at the same time as your trash containers. 

Bulk Pick Up.  Bulk items should be placed at the curb according to the original published bulk pick up schedules.  Crews may be a day or two late on the bulk for a short period, but Duggan said crews will catch up soon.    

Warming centers in Detroit

Due to the severe cold, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan encourages residents to limit their time out of doors and to always let a friend or relative know where they will be all times if they will be traveling alone.

To help provide residents with indoor opportunities to take shelter from the weather, the city is announcing the hours of operation of the following centers, which will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. daily beginning Monday, January 6th:


Joseph Walker Williams Recreation Center

8431 Rosa Parks Blvd.

Detroit, MI 48206


Farwell Recreation Center

2781 Outer Drive

Detroit, MI 48234


Butzel Family Center

7737 Kercheval

Detroit, MI 48214


Water main breaks

The extreme cold weather also is likely to result in a large number of water main breaks. Residents can report a problem by calling the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department 24 hours a day at 313-267-7401

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