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Join In with Preserving The Community


There's so much to learn about and do in Shelby Township and Preserving a Better Place is dedicated to sharing it with the residents that live here. Sharing in the history of the community you live in is an important part of safeguarding its true values. Join us at these special events to find out more about the township's real treasures.

Adult/Teen Nature Education Classes
Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center
Our nature center offers classes for older teens and adults on topics ranging from insects, plants, animals and environmental concerns. These can help you make better, more informed choices in your life to help preserve our environment and keep our community and your home the best place it can be. Check out their programming on their page.

Solid Waste & Recycling Committee
New Members Wanted
The committee is looking for new members. Download an application and turn it in at the clerk's office to get involved in great events like the Household Hazardous Waste Day and Electronics Recycling.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
9 AM - 2 PM | Last Saturday in April | River Bends Park
This annual event is for Shelby Township residents serviced by Green For Life Environmental Services (GFL). Here is a list of accepted and forbidden items.

Electronics Recycling
Twice a Year | River Bends Park
Recycle your old or broken electronics to keep them from landfills. For dates and more details, see the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee page.

Gardeners Club
1 PM | Second Thursday, Monthly | Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center
The Shelby Township Gardeners Club invites the public to monthly guest speakers at the Nature Center to hear about unique environmental topics like succulent gardening, invasive plant species and water quality. 

Farmers Market

9 AM - 2 PM | Saturdays in the Summer
An outdoor market at the historic Packard Proving Ground, the Shelby Township Farmers Market is a gathering of farm grown stalls and vendors. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables or just explore the location and enjoy the great atmosphere. Maybe try your hand at selling? For more information, see their web site on how to contact them..