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Shelby Township COVID-19 response policies

Shelby Township offices are open to serve you with limited public access to township facilities.

The Shelby Township Municipal Offices are open with the following restrictions:

  • There will be no more than 16 visitors allowed in the building at one time, with no more than 3 visiting a single department at once.
  • Entry to the building is only allowed via the North Entrance, located at the circle drive. There is a handicap accessible ramp at this location.
  • Township employees and visitors must complete a COVID-19 health screening questionnaire with the door greeter each day that they enter our facilities.
  • Visitors will only be allowed to visit one department at a time, and must check in with the greeter again before transferring departments.
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn by visitors at all times while in the building. These must cover both the user’s mouth and nose. Visitors not wearing a mask or face covering will not be allowed to enter the building.
  • Visitors must check out with greeter and leave through the North Entrance after all business is complete.

Many tasks can be handled online, over the phone or through one of the township’s drop boxes. For a list of available online services, visit or call a department 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and our staff will walk you through the best, safest way to conduct business.

These measures help us comply with the governor’s executive orders and minimize face-to-face interactions to keep our staff and community safer and slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information, visit Residents can also email township staff at for general questions.

The Shelby Township Fire Department and the Shelby Township Police Department are responding to emergency calls. Please use discretion when seeking emergency services.

Trash pick-up will continue regularly on scheduled pick-up days, and the Department of Public Works is responding to all calls. Please call 586-731-5990 concerning DPW business and dial 844-464-3587 to reach GFL Environmental for calls concerning trash pick-up.

The 37th annual Shelby Township Art Fair will be held online

The 37th annual Shelby Township Art Fair will be held online at Beginning July 29, you'll be able to browse artists, shop their collections, and vote for your favorite artist.

In addition to paintings, jewelry, wood, glass and other art forms, the art fair is also offering a coloring contest with prizes from Christian Financial Credit Union to give young residents a chance to enjoy the art fair.

The annual Recycled Art Competition is also returning in a virtual format and looking for participants. Artists can submit their work made out of recycled material until Aug. 19 for a chance to enter. Winners in three age groups, children 12 and younger, teens 13-17 and adults older than 18 can take home cash prizes while helping keep our community green. Find the entry form on

You can also participate in the art fair by voting for the "People's Choice" award. By voting, you're eligible to win a gift card from Christian Financial Credit Union.

For more info, visit and watch us count down to the opening day.

Keep water rates as low as possible by watering lawns between midnight and 5 AM
Because of the abnormally hot, dry weather, the township is seeing an extreme increase in lawn irrigation. Please remember to keep water rates as low as possible by watering your lawn between midnight and 5 a.m.

Also, please remember to adhere to the voluntary odd/even sprinkler cycle, which allows each resident to water every other day. Homeowners with an odd-numbered address should sprinkle on odd-numbered days, and residents with an even-numbered address should sprinkle on even-numbered days. For more information visit
Hazardous Waste Collection in April, electronics recycling rescheduled The new dates for the 2020 Electronics Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Collection events are Oct. 10 and Oct. 31.

Electronics Recycling will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 10, 2020 at River Bends Park located at 5700 22 Mile Road. Please enter off 22 Mile Road between Shelby and Ryan roads. 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31, 2020 at River Bends Park, located at 5700 22 Mile Road. No electronics will be collected at this event.

For a full list of accepted items, visit the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee page.
Macomb County Department of Roads, township Beautification Committee cancel April 25 Clean-Up Day

In accordance with the Macomb County Department of Roads, the Shelby Township Beautification Committee cancelled its April 25 Clean-Up Day event. A make-up day may be set by the committee during the summer. For more information, visit


Notice from the Macomb County Department of Roads spring 2020 roadside clean-up

GFL Environmental USA Inc. resumes yard waste collection April 14

GFL Environmental USA Inc. called in more resources from other areas and will resume yard waste collection in Shelby Township April 14. Homes that did not receive yard waste pick-up April 13 will be collected April 14. Trash and recycling pick-up will also continue regularly on scheduled pick-up days.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection cancelled
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day scheduled for April 25 at River Bends Park has been cancelled because of issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Electronics Recycling event is scheduled for Oct. 10
Simple Recycling collection operations in the state are temporarily suspended

Because of the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, effective March 24 all Simple Recycling collection operations in the state are temporarily suspended. Simple Recycling provide curbside textile recycling service. This will remain in effect until further notice. Visit for updates on service.

Passport Service Suspended

The Clerk's Office is suspending all passport services until further notice.

Please visit the official Department of State website at to find additional Passport Acceptance Facilities in the area or contact the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778 (toll-free).


Macomb County releases COVID-19 website
The Macomb County Department of Health and Community Services and Macomb County Emergency Management have information and resources needed to stay informed and safe during an outbreak of respiratory illness named coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated COVID-19.

Click to visit the county’s COVID-19 website, or you may call the Macomb County Health Department COVID-19 helpline at 586-463-3750.
Township promotes safety with 6,019 feet of new sidewalks

The Shelby Township Sidewalk Committee's GAP program installs 6,019 feet of new sidewalk throughout the township. A 1,348–foot span on the north side of 24 Mile Road connects Seven Oaks Drive to the Macomb Orchard Trail. This sidewalk, in turn, provides a total span of more than 4,000 feet of sidewalk between the trail and Shelby Road.


The 2019 Sidewalk Gap Program is administered by the township’s Department of Public Works. To contact the DPW, call 586-731-5990 or email To contact the Sidewalk Committee, call the Clerk’s Office at 586-731-5102.

Shelby Township Activities Center seniors, recreation programs The Shelby Township Activities Center releases weekly schedules highlighting programming for seniors and parks and recreation. To view the weekly schedules visits
The Shelby Township Senior Center and Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department have moved to the Shelby Township Activities Center

The Shelby Township Senior Center and Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department have moved to the Shelby Township Activities Center. New offices and facilities at the activities center at 14975 21 Mile Road are open. If you need assistance, contact PRM staff at 586-731-0300 or the senior center at 586-739-7540. 

MCDR announces 2019 Phragmites Herbicide Application Program

 The Macomb County Department of Roads, in conjunction with the Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, provides notice to property owners adjacent to county roadways of the 2019 Phragmites Herbicide Application Program for the roadside right-of-ways within Harrison, Clinton, Shelby, Washington and Ray townships.


Property owners may choose to opt-out of the program if their property falls within the spray zone using by filling out the no treatment form and submitting it to the Shelby Township Supervisor’s Office. For more information, call 586-731-5154 or email

MCDR 2019 Phragmites Herbicide Application Program notice
MCDR 2019 Phragmites Herbicide Application Program Shelby Township map
MCDR 2019 Phragmites Herbicide Application Program no treatment form 
Safety Data Sheet - Aquaneat Aquatic Herbicide
Safety Data Sheet - Habitat Herbicide

Electronics Recycling to be held free for township residents Oct. 10
As part of agreements between the Shelby Township Solid Waste and Recycling Committee (SWRC), GFL Services and American Recycling, the popular Electronics Recycling event is free of charge to residents of Shelby Township.

Collection takes place at River Bends Park at 5700 22 Mile Road. There is no cost for Shelby Township residents. The Oct. 10 collection will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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See amazing art on the Shelby Township municipal campus

The Shelby Township municipal campus will feature reproductions from the Detroit Institute of Art thanks to the DIA Inside|Out program. See 10 pieces of art located around campus including Heritage Garden, Mae Stecker Park, Hope Chapel and the Andrew's Schoolhouse. For more information and a map of locations, visit

Law prohibits Shelby Township from regulating fireworks 11 AM-11:45 PM, June 29-July 5

The state of Michigan sets regulations governing the use of consumer-grade fireworks through laws passed by the state legislature. In Shelby Township, the Board of Trustees has adopted the most stringent allowances on consumer-grade fireworks permissible under state law.

Because of recent changes to the state law, there are new hours for fireworks use this year surrounding the Independence Day holiday. The new law prohibits Shelby Township from regulating the use of consumer-grade fireworks from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. between June 29 and July 5.

Following Independence Day, the only remaining allowable windows for the use of consumer-grade fireworks in the township are between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 and between 11 a.m. Dec. 31 and 1 a.m. Jan. 1, 2020.

All other uses of consumer-grade fireworks within Shelby Township are prohibited. Report illicit use to the Shelby Township Police Department at 586-731-2121. Report concerns regarding the sale of consumer-grade fireworks, 24/7, to the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs at 517-388-6715. For more information on state laws regarding fireworks, visit

Consumers Energy announces pipeline project timeline

Consumers Energy has informed Shelby Township that it will begin tree clearing within the ITC Holdings Corp. corridor that runs north to south west of Schoenherr Road throughout the township. Tree clearing will begin this month prior to construction of a new pipeline within the corridor in May 2019.


Consumers Energy said tree clearing is being done early because of environmental regulations and ground conditions. Crews will be working at different locations on different days along the 7.5-mile corridor for three to four weeks. Specific day-by-day schedules were not available, but crews have already started tree clearing in Sterling Heights.


Crews should not be in any one location for very long, so the impact to specific landowners should be limited to one or two days. Crews will begin work between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, and will work until 6 p.m.


For question and comments regarding the project, contact Consumers Energy at 800-731-2257 or email Visit for more information.

Click here to view a map and timeline for the Consumers Energy pipeline project

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24/7 secure medication disposal available at STPD

Keep prescription medicine away from our children and out of our water supply by using the drug disposal drop box in the main lobby of the Shelby Township Police Station at 52530 Van Dyke Avenue (south of 24 Mile Road). Drop-off is available 24 hours a day. For more information, call the Police Department at 586-731-2121.

Simple Recycling program offers recycling options

Beginning the first week of April, Simple Recycling will be transitioning from green bags to orange bags making the bags and items more distinguishable from the regular trash and recycling placed on the curb. Shelby residents can expect to receive an orange postcard and two (2) orange Simple Recycling bags in the mail the last week of March. During the transition, Simple Recycling will still pick up the green bags if they are left out and will leave additional orange Simple Recycling bags for future use.

If you need additional bags, call 866-835-5068, visit, or email Read More...
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Michigan Public Service Commission Smart Meter Report

The Michigan Public Service Commission, which is the state agency that presides over utilities and has the jurisdiction to regulate utility practices, released a report May 15, 2013 asking for a "smart meter" opt-out program as well as its rulings on any/all safety hazards associated with the meters. Click the link below to view the report:

"Smart meter" opt-out report from the May 15, 2013 Michigan Public Service Commission meeting 


You can contact the MPSC at 800-292-9555 for more information on the meters and the commission’s rulings on the meters and opt-out program,

Township seeks for volunteers  to serve on committees

Shelby Township is seeking volunteers to serve on some of its advisory committees. Committee members must attend regular, monthly meetings and may be asked to help with events and activities organized by the committee. Currently, the township has vacancies on its Beautification Committee, Historical Committee and the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee.


For details regarding specific committees, click here to visit the committee directory. Applications can be downloaded and must be submitted to the Clerk's Office prior to consideration. For more information contact the Clerk's Office at 586-731-5102.