The Wayne County Department of Public Services Environmental Services Divison's mission is to create, foster, and maintain a clean and safe land and water environment for citizens of Wayne County by providing services for cost effective drainage systems, waste water management, and solid waste management. The Environmental Services Divison's mission is continuously achieved by talented administrators and employees, guided by the strategic goals of the Wayne County Executive.

Throughout this website, you will be able to learn about ESD's many diverse services and programs. From Western Wayne to Downriver, from Detroit to Asia, ESD's successes and leadership in improving our environment is a model for communities around Michigan and the world. We are proud to serve you, our customers, with high-quality and cost-effective environmental services, and we welcome your comments and suggestions. Thanks for visiting.

The DPS Environmental Services Division is comprised of:

This web site provides information for ESD programs and their established missions, goals, and organizational structure, along with the services that they provide to the many constituents and communities of Wayne County. Please visit each area's web site and utilize our services to the fullest extent. We look forward to serving you.

Public Notices

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Events Canceled
Due to the Coronavirus emergency, all 2020 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events have been canceled. We hope to reschedule these events for later in the fall. Keep an eye on this page for resheduled events.

In the meantime, there are other resources available for you to manage your waste materials:
- Y
ou can download our "Wayne County Recycles" app from Google Play or the App store. It provides options for safe disposal on a
wide variety of household hazardous waste and electronic waste items.
An online version of our application can be found on our website here. At the bottom of the page you will see the
"Resource Recovery Guide" where you can type in the name of an item and receive safe disposal options.
- Our processing contractor, Environmental Recycling Group in Livonia, accepts residential drop off of HHW by appointment for a fee.
You can call them at 734-437-9650.
Milk River Intercounty Drain - Notice of 2020 Drainage Board Meetings
The Drainage Board for the Milk River Intercounty Drain will meet at the following upcoming dates and times in 2020:

July 16, 2020 10:00 a.m.
August 13, 2020 10:00 a.m.
September 17, 2020 10:00 a.m.
October 15, 2020 10:00 a.m.
November 12, 2020 10:00 a.m.
December 10, 2020 10:00 a.m.

Meetings are held at the St. Clair Shores City Hall, 27600 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, Michigan. During the coronavirus public health crisis, meetings will be held virtually. Instructions for joining a virtual meeting are included in the meeting notice.
Board of Determination Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Please click here to download a pdf of Frequesntly Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding a Board of Determination.
North Branch Big Swan Creek Intercounty Drain - September 23, 2019 Meeting Minutes and Handouts
The Drainage Board for the North Branch Big Swan Creek Intercounty Drain met on Monday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sumpter Township Community Center located at 23501 Sumpter Road, Belleville, Michigan. This meeting was held to determine the practicability of a petition filed for maintenance and improvement of the North Branch Big Swan Creek Intercounty Drain. Click on the links below for more information.
Meeting minutes
Wayne County Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Public Notification Plan
Wayne County has developed a public notification plan (PNP) for combined sewer overflows (CSO) that may occur from outfalls located along Detroit and Rouge Rivers, in accordance with NPDES Permits and 40 CFR Part 122.38(c). A CSO is a discharge from a combined sewer system, during wet weather, at a point prior to the downstream wastewater treatment facility. Wayne County's PNP describes how the County provides notification to the public of CSO occurrences from combined sewer systems and combined sewer overflow treatment facilities operated by Wayne County. Wayne County's CSO Public Notification Plan is available here.

Information about combined sewer overflow discharges is available online from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), as follows:

1. MiWaters web page - click here.
2. "Combined Sewer Overflow, Sanitary Sewer Overflow, and Retention Treatment Discharge Annual Report". These reports are published annually for the previous year. To download the annual report, click here.

For more information regarding the Wayne County Public Notification Plan, and combined sewer overflow discharges reported under the Public Notification Plan, please contact

General News and Information

SEMCOG Releases New Video on Public Works Essential Workers

Click on the link to view the Essential Workers Thank You - Public Works video.

Construction of Improvements to the Milk River Intercounty Drain Drainage District Wastewater Facilities Are Underway

In October 2016, construction began on a multi-year project for improvements to the Milk River Intercounty Drain Drainage District wastewater facilities serving the Cities of Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe Woods, and St. Clair. These improvements will allow the Milk River Intercounty Drain Drainage District to continue to provide efficient transport of combined sewage from system customers during normal conditions and to effectively treat combined sewage overflows into Lake St. Clair into the future.

More Information

Notice Requirements for Sewage Disposal or Storm Water System Event

Notice Requirements for Sewage Disposal or Storm Water System Event (Wayne County systems only)

Notice Requirements for Sewage Disposal or Storm Water System Event (Wayne County Drains only)
Notice Requirements for Sewage Disposal or Storm Water System Event (Milk River Intercounty Drain only)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

The Wayne County Drain Commissioner has adopted the County of Wayne's procedures and guidelines for FOIA requests for all county and intercounty drains.

Inspect or obtain copies of public records for drains, please click here.

Dispose of Fats, Oils, and Grease Properly

Excessive fats, oils and grease (FOG) washed from sink drains in businesses and homes can block sewer pipes and lead to backups of sewage into buildings and overflows of sewage to rivers, lakes and streams.

Dispose of FOG properly in the home

News & Events

Notice of Drainage Board Hearing
Notice of Drainage Board Hearing
Friday, May 24, 2019
Notice is hearby given that the Sump Intercounty Drainage Board will meet at the offices of the Lyon Township, 58000 Grand River Ave., New Hudson, Michigan.