City of Harper Woods
19617 Harper, Harper Woods, MI 48225
Department of Public Works


19600 East Eight Mile Road

The Department of Public Works, under the supervision of the Superintendent, is responsible for following:

  • The maintenance of all streets, sidewalks and sign maintenance;

  • Sewer maintenance/repair, water line maintenance/repair, and catch basin maintenance/repair;

  • City tree maintenance and planting program;

  • Administers Garbage/Trash and Recycling contract;

  • Fall leaf pick-up program;

  • Storm damage clean-up;

  • Assists other City departments with their maintenance needs.


For questions or assistance regarding our services, please contact us Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at 313-343-2570 or



Harper Woods Recycling Program - This program will be discontinued as of June 30, 2019. 

   *All residents will see a reduction on the water bill relative to the recycling fee

   *Recycle bins can be retained by the homeowner for other uses.



Helpful Links   

*     Fee Schedule

*     Household Hazardous Waste Day Information

*     Garbage/Trash Collection Guidelines

*     Garbage/Trash Daily Pick-up Schedule

*     Garbage/Trash Ordinance

*     Disposal of Uncollectible Refuse Items

*     Yard Waste

Fat, Oil, AND Grease PreventionProtect our environment and keep drains clear.   For more information click HERE 


*     High Grass/Weeds Violations

*     Lawn Care

       How to hire a Lawn Care Service

       Spring Summer Lawn Care Tips              

*     Leaf Pick-up Program


*     Rodent Prevention

*     Preventing Stormwater Pollution

*     Sewer System and Wipes - Great Lakes Water

*     Snow and Ice Removal Ordinance

*     Prohibited Trees in the City

*     Waste Dumpsites - Recreational Vehicles

*     Clinton River Watershed Council