City

Department of Public Works Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I Get Rid of Limbs, Brush and Leaves?
  2. What Does it Mean When a Snow Emergency is Declared?
  3. When Will You Plow My Street?
  4. My Driveway Was Just Plowed Shut!
  5. The snowplow hit my mailbox!
  6. How Do I Report a Faded or Damaged Sign or a Pothole?

How do I Get Rid of Limbs, Brush and Leaves?

Yard waste pickup is provided by Great Lakes Waste, from March through the second week of December.  Limbs and brush may be bundled for pick-up on your regular garbage day. Please see the Garbage Collection page for specific details on bundling. Leaves must be in brown Kraft bags or plastic containers clearly labeled “Yard Waste” for Great Lakes pick-up. Leaves may not be raked into the curb and burning the leaves is not allowed.  The DPW does not accept yard waste of any kind.

What Does it Mean When a Snow Emergency is Declared?

During a snow emergency, parking is prohibited on all public streets. This allows road crews to safely and effectively plow and salt. If the forecast calls for over two inches of snow, residents are asked to park all vehicles off-street in advance of a snow emergency being declared. The Police Department will ticket vehicles that remain parked on the street during a declared snow emergency.

When Will You Plow My Street?

Major streets (i.e. Chicago Boulevard, Evans Street etc.) are plowed first, and then we start on local streets (i.e. residential streets). Every street will be plowed, but the priority is to keep the major streets open at all times. Please help us do our job by not shoveling or snow-blowing snow back into the street. Not only is it dangerous, but also it is illegal and can result in a fine.

 

My Driveway Was Just Plowed Shut!

Snowplows deposit snow only one way – off the roadway, and into the right-of-way and driveways located in the right-of-way. Our job is to keep the roadway cleared to allow safe passage of vehicles and emergency equipment, and unfortunately that means snow will end up in driveways, in many cases just after you’re done shoveling! 

The Snowplow Hit My Mailbox!

Tecumseh has a Roadside Mailbox Policy.  Click here for details.
 

How Do I Report a Faded or Damaged Sign or a Pothole?

Please call our office at 423-1443 to report any sign or roadway problem.