Public Works & Environmental Services


Please note that the East Lansing Department of Public Works and the DPW Recycling Drop-Off Site are currently closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis.

For contact information during the COVID-19 crisis, click here. 

The Department of Public Works & Environmental Services (DPW) provides engineering, sanitation, environmental, transportation, water and sewer services to the community. The mission of the DPW is to maintain and improve the City’s infrastructure and environment and provide high-quality services to the community making East Lansing a great place to live, study and work.

Public Hearing Notice

The East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) will be holding a Public Hearing (PDF) on the East Lansing 2020 Project Plan for Collection System and Water Resource Recovery Facility Improvements for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons. The purpose of the proposed project is to make improvements to the City’s existing sewerage collection and treatment systems. The public hearing will be held on Monday, July 6 at 6 p.m. at DPW, 1800 E. State Road. View the 2020 SRF Project Plan. 

Curbside Journal

Download the Spring/Summer 2020 Curbside Journal (PDF) for information on recycling, yard waste collection and more.

Reporting Street Light Outages

The Lansing Board of Water & Light maintains streets lights throughout the City of East Lansing. To report any outages or problems, please call BWL at (517) 702-6317.

Miss Dig

Are you putting in a deck, fence, landscaping or other project in your yard? Before you dig, contact Miss Dig to have underground utilities marked. The service is free.

Seasonal Road Weight Limits

The City of East Lansing's seasonal road weight limits are the same as Ingham County's seasonal road weight limits. Learn more.

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