Public Services

The City of Greenville Public Services and WWTP Departments are a full service, local government agency entities providing operation and maintenance for a variety of public utilities and facilities. These departments are made up of full time employees, which and include mechanics, maintenance workers, drinking water distribution system operators, and supervisors, and seasonal employees.

Public Service's Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drinking Water System
  • Wastewater Collection System
  • Major and Local Streets System
  • Parks and Cemetery
  • City Motor Pool
  • Provides loose leaf pickup, brush chipping, trimming and removal of city-owned trees, and assistance with a wide variety of community activities.
  • Construction projects, such as the installation of utilities and streets.



Spring and Summer Services

Bulk Item & Trash Pick UpFirst Full Week in May
No building materials will be accepted

2022 Bulk Item & Trash Pickup Flyer & Map – Spring

  • Bulk item pickup will occur the same day as your trash day.
  • Items over 90 lbs will not be removed and will be subject to littering fines.
  • Cleanup is provided for City of Greenville residents located within single and two-family neighborhoods only.
  • Items from commercial/industrial properties, apartment complexes, and items brought in from other properties are strictly prohibited. 
  • Please do not allow others to drop off items for pickup. Property owners caught violating this provision will be prosecuted.
  • Residents may place bulk items such as sofas, stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, carpet rolls, etc. at the curb on your scheduled day (see map above). 
  • Building materials and hazardous materials (tires, paint, chemicals, etc.) will not be picked up as they are prohibited to be placed in landfills by state law.
  • Please do not place these items at the curb any earlier than 24 hours before your scheduled trash day. This also will be considered a violation, and subject to penalty.
  • Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must be completely drained of Freon by a certified technician and must have a certified sticker indicating so.

BRUSH & YARD WASTE Pick-Up

Bi-Weekly Brush & Yard Waste Pick-up Scheduled for April 4 - October 17, 2022

2022 Brush & Yard Waste Pick-up Collection Information

The City of Greenville wants to remind you of the policy for leaf collection for this spring. Please follow the policies listed below:

  • Yard Waste must be in Bio-Degradable paper lawn bags and must not be in excess of 70 pounds.
  • Brush and Yard Waste must be out to the edge of the street by 7:00 am in the scheduled Mondays, city crews will collect the brush and yard waste as their schedule allows.
  • Bush and Yard Waste is not allowed in the street and must remain on the terrace or the edge or the street.
  • Dirt and stones are NOT considered Yard Waste and therefore are not allowed.
  • Brush should not be longer than 8 feet in length and cannot be larger than 8 inches in diameter.
  • Brush needs to be stacked with all butt ends facing the same direction.
  • No stumps allowed: stumps must be removed from any tree or shrub.
  • Brush and/or Yard Waste placed out after the scheduled date will be tagged and the resident/homeowner will be responsible to remove the brush and/or yard waste until the following scheduled collection date. 
  • Contractors: Brush and yard waste that is generated by contractors must be removed by the contractor.
  • Tree Removals: If a contractor removes a tree the contractor must remove the brush and yard waste.
If you have any questions concerning the Brush and Yard Waste collections schedule or policies, please call Department of Public Services at (616) 754-5098

COMPOST/DROP OFF SITE

City residents ONLY may drop off bagged or not bagged leaves, grass clippings and brush (no stumps).

Check out this year’s flyer for more information!

Location:
1150 Owen Mumaw Drive – West off Shearer Rd.
Dates: Opens second Monday in April. Closes second Saturday in November Icon
Time: Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CLOSED: All Holidays and Danish Festival weekend.

  • I.D. Required: Residents must provide picture identification for address verification. Contractors will need a photo copy or a picture on their mobile device to use the facility.
  • NOTE IF BAGGED: Leaves and grass clippings must be in biodegradable yard waste disposal bags only.
  • No plastic bags.
  • Be sure not to bring in any invasive type plants like, Japanese Knotweed or Oriental Bittersweet. If you are not familiar with these plants please check the internet for information on these plants.
  • Items not allowed: Stumps, lumber, concrete, rocks, and building materials of any kind.
Screened Compost

  • The City of Greenville has high quality screened compost for sale.
  • Screened compost must be purchased at City Hall and you will bring your receipt to the attendant and they will load the compost.
  • Compost is $14.50 + tax per yard.
  • City loads compost to your trailer/truck at your own risk (know the weight restrictions of your equipment).

Map



Spring and summer reminders

City Residents are responsible for the timely upkeep and maintenance of their lawns. Any growth of grass or weeds over 8 inches in height is in violation of city ordinances and will result in mowing, fees, and/or ticketing.

There is no overnight parking on any city street from 2 am to 5 am. Cars parked on a city street during this time is subject to a parking ticket and/or the car being impounded.

At no other time, except BULK ITEM WEEK, can any items be placed by the curb. Any items placed at the curb will be considered littering and the City will remove the item(s) resulting in removal and disposal fees to the homeowner/resident.

Having a yard sale, garage sale, estate sale or selling your home? Signs may not be placed in any City right of way. This includes but not limited to the space between the sidewalk and curb, edge of street, and on utility poles. 


Fall and Winter Services
Bulk Item & Trash Pick UpFirst Full Week in October
No building materials will be accepted

2022 Bulk Item & Trash Pickup Flyer & Map – Fall

  • Bulk item pickup will occur the same day as your trash day.
  • Items over 90 lbs will not be removed and will be subject to littering fines.
  • Cleanup is provided for City of Greenville residents located within single and two-family neighborhoods only.
  • Items from commercial/industrial properties, apartment complexes, and items brought in from other properties are strictly prohibited.  Please do not allow others to drop off items for pickup. Property owners caught violating this provision will be prosecuted.
  • Residents may place bulk items such as sofas, stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, carpet rolls, etc. at the curb on your scheduled day (see map above). Building materials and hazardous materials (tires, paint, chemicals, etc.) will not be picked up as they are prohibited to be placed in landfills by state law.
  • Please do not place these items at the curb any earlier than 24 hours before your scheduled trash day. This also will be considered a violation, and subject to penalty.
  • Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must be completely drained of Freon by a certified technician and must have a certified sticker indicating so.

Loose Leaf Pick Up

Loose Leaf Pickup Scheduled for 2021

October 18th thru November 24th

2021 Loose Leaf Pickup Map

The City of Greenville wants to remind you of the policy for leaf collection for this fall. Please follow the leaf removal process listed below:

  • Please coordinate raking your leaves with the collection schedule illustrated on the map above.
  • Please rake the leaves into the gutter and separate them from the gutter approximately six inches. This will allow the leaf machine to gather the leaves in a thorough and efficient manner.
  • The property owner must remove any and all leaves raked into the gutter after the last day of collection or the City will remove them and charge a $100.00 removal fee.
  • Leaves not collected after the last day of collection can be bagged in biodegradable bags and stored at your home for the winter and dropped off the following spring at the City’s drop site.
  • Leaves are only permitted in the street during the FALL leaf collection program. All other times during the year, leaves are to be bagged in biodegradable bags and taken to the City’s drop site.
  • Please do not place any items other than leaves in the gutter during the fall leaf collection program. Any items other than leaves will damage equipment.

If you have any questions concerning the Brush and Yard Waste collections schedule or policies, please call Department of Public Services at (616) 754-5098


COMPOST/DROP OFF SITE

City residents ONLY may drop off bagged or not bagged leaves, grass clippings and brush (no stumps).

Check out this year’s flyer for more information!

Location:
1150 Owen Mumaw Drive – West off Shearer Rd.
Dates: Closes second Saturday in November Icon
Time: Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CLOSED: All Holidays and Danish Festival weekend.

  • I.D. Required: Residents must provide picture identification for address verification. Contractors will need a photo copy or a picture on their mobile device to use the facility.
  • NOTE IF BAGGED: Leaves and grass clippings must be in biodegradable yard waste disposal bags only.
  • No plastic bags.
  • Be sure not to bring in any invasive type plants like, Japanese Knotweed or Oriental Bittersweet. If you are not familiar with these plants please check the internet for information on these plants.
  • Items not allowed: Stumps, lumber, concrete, rocks, and building materials of any kind.

Screened Compost

  • The City of Greenville has high quality screened compost for sale.
  • Screened compost must be purchased at City Hall and you will bring your receipt to the attendant and they will load the compost.
  • Compost is $14.50 + tax per yard.
  • City loads compost to your trailer/truck at your own risk (know the weight restrictions of your equipment).

Map


Christmas Tree Pick Up

Christmas Tree Pickup Schedule
Starting the second Monday in January

Please follow the tree removal process listed below:

  • Please place trees roadside by 6:00 am the second Monday in January
  • Crews will only make ONE pass through the City during that week
  • Only formerly live trees will be picked up. NO artificial trees will be taken.
  • Trees left by the curb or placed by the curb after the pick-up date will be treated as a Code Enforcement violation , and subject to penalty.

fall and winter reminders

City Residents with adjacent public sidewalks are required to remove all snow and ice from them within sixteen (16) hours after snowfall. Any snow or ice that is not removed is in violation of city ordinances and will result in mowing, fees, and/or ticketing.

There is no overnight parking on any city street from 2 am to 5 am. Cars parked on a city street during this time is subject to a parking ticket and/or the car being impounded.

At no other time, except BULK ITEM WEEK, can any items be placed by the curb. Any items placed at the curb will be considered littering and the City will remove the item(s) resulting in removal and disposal fees to the homeowner/resident.

PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR

Tom Pollock
tpollock@greenvillemi.org 616-754-5098

Public Services Department
218 East Fairplains Street
Greenville, Michigan 48838
Business Hours: (616) 754-5098
Nights & Weekends: (616) 754-9161
dpw@greenvillemi.org


Water Department
213 East Fairplains Street
Greenville, Michigan 48838
(616) 754-5645
(616) 754-6320 – Fax
bhowell@greenvillemi.org

Trash Pickup & Recycling
Lisa Homrich
(616) 754-5645
lhomrich@greenvillemi.org


Wastewater Treatment Plant
205 East Fairplains Street
Greenville, Michigan 48838
(616) 754-5802
swheat@greenvillemi.org