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Simple Recycling program offers recycling options

The Simple Recycling program which started February 2016, provides residents with curbside pickup service for unwanted clothing, shoes, textiles such bath and bedding linens, and home goods such as kitchenware, tools, books and toys.  The Simple Recycling collection day is the same as the regular curb side trash and recycling collection day.  Place the provided green bags filled with your unwanted items at the curb by your recycling cart.  

If you need additional bags, call 866-835-5068, visit, or email Read More...
Shelby Township Police Department Community Shred Day Shelby Township Police Department Community Shred Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Shelby Township Municipal Parking Lot at 52700 Van Dyke Ave.

Shelby Township residents are urged to bring documents to the township municipal grounds to be professionally shredded. All shredded documents will be recycled, along with the plastic/paper bags in which they are brought. We do not dispose of boxes; all boxes will be returned to the individual who brought them.
  • Businesses located in Shelby Township are urged to bring only two boxes of documents to be shredded.
  • This program is being presented in conjunction with a community educational program on Identity Theft. For more information, please call the Shelby Township Police Department at 586-731-2121.
Dequindre, West Utica roads detour to begin Sept. 9
The Road Commission for Oakland County is overseeing a project to reconstruct Dequindre Road between Burningbush Road and West Utica Road. A four-week detour around the intersection of Dequindre and West Utica roads begins Sept. 9. The detour will route West Utica Road traffic to Dobry Road.

The project includes storm drainage and widening of portions of the road resulting in a five-lane concrete reconstruction the length of the entire project.

The project is managed by the RCOC with coordination from the Macomb County Department of Roads, Rochester Hills, Shelby Township, Sterling Heights and Troy. Construction is expected to be completed by fall of 2016 with some restoration work to be completed in 2017. The total cost of the project is $7.7 million, which is offset with $6.2 million in federal funding.

Once a formal contract for the project is approved by the Michigan Department of Transportation, a cost-share agreement will be drafted by the RCOC for the five local municipalities and the two county road agencies. Estimates for Shelby Township’s portion are roughly $120,000.

Early plans call for the road to be constructed in two main stages. In the first stage, crews will construct the east side of Dequindre Road and the south side of South Blvd.

The second stage will see construction on the west side of Dequindre Road and the north side of South Blvd. Dequindre Road will be open to traffic for the entirety of the project as three lanes -- one lane in each direction and a center left turn lane -- will be maintained throughout the project.

West Utica Road is proposed to be closed at Dequindre Road for approximately four weeks. Dates and detour are to be announced.

Along with the reconstruction and widening, a redesign of the intersection Dequindre and West Utica roads is planned as Meliville Road in Rochester Hills will be aligned with West Utica Road with a new traffic signal installed at that location.

Because it lies on a county border, Dequindre Road is maintained by the MCDR between 8 Mile to 14 Mile roads and 26 Mile and Bordman roads. The RCOC manages Dequindre Road between 14 Mile to 26 Mile roads.

For more information, contact the RCOC at 877-858-4804 or visit