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City of Lansing

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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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Operations & Maintenance back

The Operations and Maintenance Division (O&M) provides many services to Lansing neighborhoods including:

  • Public service emergency response operations
  • Street maintenance: repairs, sweeping, and cleaning activities
  • Flood control activities
  • Sanitary sewer maintenance
  • Residential trash and garbage pickup and disposal, collecting and transfer of recyclable materials (CART: Capital Area Recycling and Trash)
  • Winter operations: snow removal, street salting, etc.
  • Parks grounds maintenance
  • Sustaining the urban forest

Please call the 24 hour hotline at (517) 483-4161 to report potholes, sewer backups, and road hazards.

Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART)

The Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART) program offers convenient curbside collection of recycling, yardwaste/composting, refuse, and bulk items. Our mission is to provide environmentally and fiscally responsible waste management services to the citizens of Lansing.

Click the button below for more information or call (517) 483-4400 if you have any questions about our services.


Forestry and Grounds

The Forestry and Grounds Section is responsible for maintaining: the urban forest, the river trail, city athletic fields, playgrounds, pools, gardens, cemeteries, coordinating city wide mowing activities and special event support.


Sewer Services

The Sewer Services employees are responsible for cleaning, repairing and inspecting the sewer system owned by the City of Lansing. 

  • Lansing's sanitary sewer service area spans 27,000 acres with roughly 850 miles of sewer and 15,000 manholes 
  • Lansing's Storm Sewer system, which is restricted to the City of Lansing only, is comprised of roughly 350 miles of sewer and 14,000 catch basins.
On-call employee available 24hours a day that responds to complaints involving the sewer systems at (517) 483-4161.
Street Services

The street section is responsible for maintaining 410 miles of city streets. This includes filling potholes, skinpatching, crack sealing, street paving with hot asphalt and the repair of all utility cuts. The street Section maintains all sidewalks, and curb gutter.








Surface Maintenance

The Surface Section is responsible for maintaining and installing street and regulatory signs, guardrail repair, street sweeping, alley maintenance, gravel road maintenance, fall street leaf removal and special event barricading.









Chad Gamble
Public Service
7th Floor City Hall
124 W Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Ph: 517-483-4455
Fax: 517-483-6082

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Capital Area Recycling & Trash
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.