Department of Public Works
The City has begun its COVID-19 recovery and reopening process for all of its municipal facilities. The reopening process will be a phased approach following the CDC, State & County recommended guidelines.
Check out the graphic below to see what's happening within the Public Works Department!
Branch Out Berkley With a FREE Tree
We are offering our Street Tree Program FREE of charge this year!
There will be around 100 trees available to residents for placement in the City's public greenbelt (right-of-way). Additionally, any resident that had a public tree removed from the greenbelt can also request a free tree replacement in this program. Please note if a tree was removed from the right-of-way, it takes around 5 years for the roots to break down to allow for a new tree to be planted in the same area. New tree placement is also contingent upon underground utility locations and the size of greenbelt. Trees will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Click here for the Tree Planting Program Information Packet and Order Form.
The deadline to request a FREE public tree is Friday, August 14 at 3 PM.
About Public Works
Location: 3238 Bacon Berkley MI, 48072
The Department of Public Works (DPW) conducts and coordinates a wide variety of street maintenance, sanitation, and water/sewer services for the City of Berkley including, but not limited to, the following:
- Street maintenance services include sweeping, mowing, forestry, patching, crack sealing, striping, signage, plowing/salting, and other capital improvements for roughly 53 miles of city-owned streets, tree planting and landscaping at municipal sites.
- Sanitation services include the coordination of residential and commercial refuse collection, recycling, yard waste, curbside leaf pickup, and brush removal.
- Fleet maintenance services include the coordination and performance of repairs and preventive maintenance and procurement of city-owned vehicles and heavy equipment.
NOTE: To report water main breaks and other water-related emergencies that occur after hours, contact the Public Safety Department, 248-658-3380.
Public Works Director