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Department of Public Services (DPS)

Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
734-258-3075

Bob Tarabula, Director
Phone: 734-258-3078
Email: btarabula@ci.southgate.mi.us

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Yard waste pick up begins the first full week of April

Green For Life Environmental Services (GFL)
Click HERE for The GFL Website

It is against City Ordinance to rake or blow fallen leaves into the street.
(Ordinance will be enforced)


To dispose of leaves:

1. Transfer leaves into paper yard-waste bags 

  • Yard-waste bags are preferred by GFL, but not mandatory for pick up
  • Plastic trash bags are not acceptable

2. Use trash cans (no larger than 32-gallons)

  • Cans must have a yellow compost sticker. Stickers are available at DPS of City Hall.

If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Services (734 258-3074 or 734-258-3079)


The Department of Public Services (DPS) is responsible for the administration and maintenance of local and major streets, storm drains, sanitary sewers, signage, forestry, City parks, water main repair, water meter (repair, exchange, and billing), all City buildings, and all City equipment.

This department also handles, or assists, all City-wide projects in conjunction with maintenance within other City departments.

City Buildings
The Public Service Skilled Trade Division is responsible for upkeep, remodeling, and all other repair and maintenance in regards to all City buildings.

City Parks
The DPS is responsible for all maintenance and repair to 20 City park sites, alleys,and ditches and backslopes.

City Equipment
The DPS Garage mechanics are responsible for the preventive maintenance and repair of all equipment and vehicles used by the following departments: Administration, Building, Department of Public Works, Fire, Forestry, Police, Recreation, and Water.

Forestry
The DPS provides tree removals, tree planting, tree trimming, emergency cutting, and all other duties related to City right-of-way trees, shrubs, etc.

Local and Major Streets
The DPS provides patch, repair, snow removal, leaf control, "crack seal”, and all other related maintenance or repairs to local and major City streets.

Storm Drains and Sanitary Sewers
The DPS provides repair, cleaning, video, installation, and all other related repair and maintenance services in regards to storm drains and sanitary sewers.

Street Light Trouble Report
DTE performs maintenance to street lighting, If you know of a street light that is out, please print out and fax form (click on link above to retrieve form and information.) To Report Street Light Outages call 800-477-4747

Traffic Signage
The DPS provides repair and maintenance of current signage, installation of new signs (for subdivisions, etc.), signage throughout the City per Council and Police Resolutions.

Water Department
The DPS is responsible for water taps, water main repairs, meter repairs, meter installations, meter exchanges, meter readings, and all other duties related to water repair and maintenance.

To call for information regarding Household Hazardous Waste days - 734-326-3936