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, winter operations (snow removal, street salting, etc.), parks grounds maintenance and 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 City of Lansing's 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.
Watch for the latest issue of the "The Green Sheet", a semi-annual CART newsletter which is mailed directly to the homes of Lansing residents. "The Green Sheet" has collection information, a holiday schedule, program updates and more! Please feel free to call CART at 517-483-4400 if you have any questions about our services.
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.
The City of Lansing Sewer Section 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. The service area includes The City of Lansing, Lansing Township, and portions of Delta, Windsor, Delhi and Dewitt Townships.
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.
There is also an on-call person available 24hours a day that responds to complaints involving the sewer systems. They can be reached at 483-4161.
The Street Section is responsible for maintaining 410 miles of city streets. This includes the filling of potholes, skinpatching, crack sealing and street paving with hot asphalt as well as the repair of all utility cuts. The Street Section also maintains city sidewalks, and curb and gutter.
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.