Department of Public Works

Curbside Recycling  Program
Milk, water, juice jugs and other containers with the plastic code that appears like this   with any of the following numbers inside of the triangle 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7  Indicated on the bottom are recyclable.  Please rinse well and flatten.  The following items are not recyclable:  oil containers, and containers used for flammable liquid.

Clear, green and brown glass containers are recyclable.  Please rinse to remove food residue and remove all rings and caps.   The following items are NOT recyclable:  plate or window glass, china, Pyres and mirrors.

Metal Containers
Metal containers (Tin, Steel & Aluminum) are recyclable.  Remove lid and place in can.  Please rinse all containers thoroughly and flatten.

 Newsprint and circulars delivered with newspaper, cardboard, junk mail, phone books, bundled magazines, and cereal boxes are recyclable, they may be placed in the bin, in brown grocery bags or bundled with twine and placed on top or beside the recycling bin.  Cardboard must be cut into 2 foot x 2 foot sections or smaller.


Yard Waste Collection
Beginning the first Thursday following the first Friday in April thru the last Thursday in November, yard waste can be put by the roadside along with general rubbish for pick up.  All yard waste MUST either be in a brown paper bag made for such purposes, or may be placed in a garbage can marked clearly with a large X.  This will be picked up by a special truck for yard waste hauling. Should you have any questions, please call 794-5451 or 794-9361 ext. 210. 

Our goal is to provide prompt removal of yard waste from your community.  To assist us in complying with State and federal requirements, it is important you adhere to the Michigan State legal definition of “yard waste” in disposing of your yard waste materials. “……leaves, grass clippings, garden debris, shrubbery trimmings, brush or tree trimmings less than 2 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length”.  Items other than those described may not be legally disposed of in specifically designated compost (yard waste) facilities.

Place yard waste in paper yard waste bags, containers (32 gallon or less) clearly markedYard Waste.”  Full containers may not exceed 50 pounds.  Small tree limbs and brush, less than 2 inches in diameter, may be tied securely in bundles not exceeding 4 feet in length or 50 pounds. Please note that Michigan law prohibits mixing solid waste with yard waste for disposal.  Do not place yard waste at the curb after the yard waste collection program has ended. It will not be picked up.

Please put yard waste materials at curbside in containers separate from solid waste and recycling.

Public Works
The Department of Public Works staff consists of the DPS foreman, equipment operator and  Utility II laborers. This department is responsible for the maintenance and improvements to the City Parks, Streets, Sanitary Sewer, Water Transmission System and various Public Works functions. The following is an overview of these Departments.

The City is proud to have five parks:
River Front Park with its 2,300 feet of boardwalk
Scout Tot Lot is designed for children 2 to 6 years of age
Columbia Street Playground is designed for children 5 to 12 years of age.
The Algonac Skate Park is located at the corner of Michigan and Clay Streets
Lion’s Field Park is located at the intersection of Dixie and Michigan Streets which is also the location of the City pool. 
The following projects have been funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF): Basketball, Pickle Ball, Horseshoes and the parking lot. 

This program received Federal financial assistance from the National Park Service. Under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.  If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, or if you need more information, please write to: 

EEO Program Manager
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1849 C Street, NW (Org Code 008)
Washington, D.C. 20240

Our Department is responsible for 19.62 miles of streets in our Local (13.52 miles) and Major (6.10 miles) Street System. These duties include but are not limited to cold patching, street/traffic sign replacement and snow plowing and salting. Property owners are reminded that they are responsible for keeping their sidewalks clear of snow and ice within 12 hours after a snowfall. Also, please be advised that it is unlawful to deposit any snow, slush or ice onto any roadway.

Sanitary Sewer
The DPW is responsible for approximately 20 miles of sanitary sewer lines ranging in size from 8” to 18” in diameter. We also maintain 9 sanitary pumping stations and approximately 420 manholes.

Our Department performs all maintenance on the water transmission system. This system consists of approximately 20 miles of water main ranging in size from 4” to 16” in diameter. In addition, there are 320 in-line valves and 215 fire hydrants along with 1,850 water taps.

CALL MISS DIG - 1-800-482-7171

When you need to call MISS DIG, please use the number above.  72 hours is required for regular staking, but if there is an emergency, only 2 hours is required! 


Joe Vernier,  DPW Foreman/Equipment Operator
Mark Posey, Utility II
Collin Doan

City of Algonac Department of Public Works
453 State Street
Algonac, Mi 48001
Phone:  (810) 794-5451

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