FAQ

Did You Know?

  • The Sewer and Water Department maintains over 346 miles of water mains, 217 miles of sanitary sewer, 40 miles of combined sewers and 240 miles of storm sewers.

  • Streets and Highways maintain over 247 mile of local and major roads within the limits of Southfield.

  • The Sewer and Water Department delivers clean dependable drinking water and disposes of it for less than a penny per gallon.

  • A dripping faucet can waste 3 gallons of water a day.

  • A leaking toilet can waste 25,000 gallons per month.


 

 


What holidays will cause my trash pickup to be delayed?
Major holidays only – Example: New years, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. All other holidays, there are no delays. Contractor works. Back to top

Can I put compost and branches at the curb anytime?
Compost & branches season is from April thru end of November. During winter, they will not pick them up and there are no drop offs. Back to top

Am I allowed to put my trash out any time on my pick up day?
Trash should be out the night before after 4 p.m. or the morning of trash pick-up by 7 a.m. Back to top

Can I put bulk items out at the curb?
Limited to one bulk item per month. Back to top

Can (move-out or clean-out) items be thrown out with regular trash?
No, Move-out or clean-out requires special pick-up. Please call our office (248) 796-4860 and we can take the information and turn over to Rizzo Environmental Services to come out and look at what you have and determine a price for special pick-up. Back to top