Public Works

The Department of Public Works maintains the city’s streets, sewers, and catch basins year-round. During autumn the department provides a leaf drop off program . In winter, snow removal is the priority.

The Department of Public Works will be street sweeping starting in March. The sweepers will be cleaning the curb and gutter down the entire length of the street.  If possible, when sweepers are in your area, please refrain from parking your vehicle on the street.  Please do not rake or sweep yard debris into the street, as extra debris will plug up the sweeping units.
Public Works employees also check city sidewalks. Public Works also administrates the Noxious Weed Program. From May 1 to October 31, property owners must keep grass mowed to less than 8 inches or the city will have it mowed and the property owner will be invoiced.

The Department of Public Works actively works to be behind the scenes of many different civic events and programs that happen throughout the city by providing support and maintenance when needed.

Additional Information

If you have any questions regarding the responsibilities of the department, please contact us at 517-788-4170.  For after hours emergencies, please call 517-788-4100.

Bagged Leaf Pickup Program 

With autumn leaves beginning to fall, Jackson residents most likely have a lot of cleaning up to do around their yards. The City of Jackson is assisting residents with their fall yard cleanups by conducting its Bagged Leaf Pickup Program from Oct. 26 to Dec. 7 all over the city.  

On each Saturday during that period, excluding Nov. 30, crews from United Waste will be out in a different section of the city picking up bagged leaves that are placed along street curbs. Only leaves in 30 gallon biodegradable paper leaf bags will be accepted. These bags can be purchased at most local retail and hardware stores. Other yard waste such as sticks, grass and flowers will not be collected.

The city is being broken up into three sections for the leaf collection, with each section seeing two pick up dates during the collection period. Leaf pickup will begin at 6 a.m. on the scheduled collection dates.

Click on this highlighted web link to see a map of when and where the leaf collection is happening. Residents with questions about the program are asked to contact the Department of Public Works.