Public Services

Public Services & Engineering - Director Tim Neighbors


Special Pickups have resumed our Monday schedule. If you have dirt, rock, stumps, sod or possible items that Priority Waste will not pick up call our office to see if we can help.

If you have large items such as mattresses, washer/dryers, TV's, furniture. These items can be placed out for pickup with your regular trash receptacle for pickup by Priority Waste.

The City's Transfer Station is for Woodhaven Residents only.
Spring/Summer Hours for the Transfer Station are:
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Please stop to see the attendant when you arrive.

Winter Hours are:
Saturday only 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please click here to make a payment for Special Pick Ups, Noxious Weed and RV Storage Invoices.

Office Address:
City of Woodhaven Department of Public Service
21840 Van Horn Road, Woodhaven, Michigan 48183
Office Phone #:(734) 675-4919
Office Fax #:(734) 676-0277

Administration Hours: 
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

After Hours Emergency:
Police Department
(734) 676-7337

Tim Neighbors
Director of DPS, Water and Sewer
Tim Neighbors
Phone: (734) 675-4919

DPS / Water Supervisor
Wallace Tackett
Phone: (734) 675-4919

Office Supervisor
Phone: (734) 675-4919


Noxious weeds 8 inches or taller will be mowed per ordinance by DPS without notification, the expense will be billed to the property owner.

Public Services & Engineering

Mission Statement:
To cost effectively maintain all municipal streets, right-of-ways, parks, vehicles, equipment, grounds and facilities in a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing manner.


This program is designed for our elderly and physically limited residents. Rake leaves to easement between the street and sidewalk. DO NOT RAKE THEM INTO THE STREET
This year collection will occur periodically through the season as weather and time permits. There will not be a posted schedule, please rake them to the curb (not in the street) and our collection truck will pick them up when in the area. They will make 2 passes in each neighborhood IF weather permits. Once we have a snowfall leaf collection will end. If you have seen the leaf collection truck in your neighborhood already, know that they will not be back in your area for another 2-3 weeks.
We URGE you to bag your leaves for yard waste collection and place them out on your normal trash pick up day or mulch them into your lawn. Yard waste will be picked up through December 7th, 2023.
Keep the leaves on the grass next to the curb.
Avoid mixing leaves with brush, limbs, trash, ashes or any other debris.


 Yard waste pickup will begin March 25th through December 12th, 2024.

Michigan Law prohibits disposing of yard waste in a landfill. This means you are required to separate yard waste from regular trash.

Place Yard Waste at the curb before 6:00 am on your regular trash pickup day 10 feet from your regular trash.

Yard Waste includes Grass Clippings, Leaves, Tree Trimmings, Shrubs, Bushes. Shrubs, bushes and branches must be properly prepared. No longer than three feet lengths and bundled with rope material, no larger than15 inches in diameter. Condense as much as possible. Dirt, sod, wood chips and large stock wood are not acceptable items for curbside pickup. Use a can no larger than 32 gallons (lid required).

A "COMPOST" STICKER MUST BE ON THE CAN. Stickers are available at the DPS and City Clerk's Offices. Containers can be marked with paint or marker as long as it clearly states "COMPOST".

Large brown paper compost bags may be used for yard waste and do not need special markings. These can be purchased at large retail stores, lawn and garden stores, etc.

Yard Waste will not be accepted in plastic bags, grocery bags, cardboard boxes or other unapproved containers.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC SERVICE is comprised of the Department of Public Service (DPS), Engineering, and Motor Pool divisions. All divisions are headed by the Director of Public Service and Water Timothy Neighbors.

DPS is responsible for city roads, storm sewers, park maintenance, building maintenance, transfer station, RV storage site, and city trees. Refuse and recycling collection is handled by a private contractor but is overseen by the DPS. Examples of work include clearing roads of snow, fix potholes, installs road signs, maintain athletic fields, plant and trim trees, and provides special pick-ups of concrete and dirt. The city's noxious weed ordinance is also overseen by the DPS. All of the city's 209 acres of parks are maintained by the DPS. The DPS is responsible for monthly cleaning of the roads by means of street sweepers, they manage an annual tree replacement program, and manage an annual storm sewer cleaning program.

The Engineering Division is the liaison between the city and its consulting engineer (Hennessey Engineering) and assists other departments with engineering issues. Engineering also reviews site plans for providing input to the Planning Commission, Building Department, and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) for proposed and existing developments in the city. In addition, Engineering sets the city engineering standards street and utility construction must meet and supervises internal construction projects performed by the DPS.

The Motor Pool is responsible for acquiring the City-owned fleet of vehicles and equipment and maintaining them in a safe, proper functioning condition. This includes all Police, Fire, Recreation, Building and DPS vehicles and city-owned maintenance equipment such as lawn mowers, tractors, street sweeper, boom truck, chain saws, weed whips, pumps, etc.

The office is located on the North side of Van Horn Road between Hall Road and I-75.

Wayne County
DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality)
Michigan Department of Transportation
Wayne County Department of Environment
I-75 Construction Daily Updates

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