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Township, Northern Macomb Prevention Coalition join prescription Take Back Day

Shelby Township and the Northern Macomb Prevention Coalition are taking part in the 2018 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 on the township’s municipal grounds at 52700 Van Dyke Ave.


The event is a nation-wide initiative headed by the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency aimed at curtailing ongoing increases in opioid drug abuse tied to illicit, off-label use of prescription narcotics.


The Take Back Day event will follow the Northern Macomb Prevention Coalition’s official call to action meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the board room of Shelby Township Hall at 52700 Van Dyke Ave.


The call to action will feature conversation and discussion on prevention, education, treatment, and enforcement of substance use issues. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate.

2018 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day flyer

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Shelby Township Police host Community Shred Day 9 AM Oct. 20

Shelby Township residents are urged to bring documents to the Community Shred Day at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 on the municipal grounds at 52700 Ave.


Documents will be professionally shredded and 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 click here

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2018 Summer taxes were due Sept. 14, 2018

Shelby Township 2018 summer tax bills were due Sept. 14. This tax is now payable with penalty of 1 percent, per month beginning September. Payments may be made in person at the Shelby Township Treasurer’s Office or by drop box located at the 24 Mile Road exit or the north entrance of the township's municipal campus at at 52700 Van Dyke Ave.

Payments can also be made online at or by phone at 844-701-5086. Additional fees apply for all e-check, credit and debit payments (e-check $1, Debit Card $3.95, or Credit Card 2.5 percent).

"Running with Heroes" Veterans Memorial 5K run/walk
Shelby Township's 6th Annual "Running with Heroes" Veterans Memorial 5K run/walk will return November 11 on the municipal grounds at 52700 Van Dyke Ave. at 10 AM.

Register here.
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Free Electronics Recycling Oct. 27.
As part of a new agreement between the Shelby Township Solid Waste and Recycling Committee (SWRC) and GreenTech Recyclers, the popular Electronics Recycling event will once again be free of charge to residents throughout metro Detroit.

The new agreement with GreenTech, and the reduction in the number of collection dates from 11 to four, negated the need for a $5 fee for users and a $10 fee for Cathode Ray Tube televisions and monitors.

The key to returning the program to a free event was reducing the number of collections for a calendar year. Now, collections will be quarterly with the last event of 2018 taking place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 on the township’s campus at 52700 Van Dyke Ave.
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Brand New Newsletter, Fountain, Out NowShelby Township's new newletter, Fountain, will be delievered with this week's Shelby-Utica News.  It has what you need to know from all departments to keep your summer fun, safe and well-informed.

We're excited to be presenting you with this newsletter 4 times a year so you'll always know the latest news in the township.

If you don't receive Shelby-Utica News, you can pickup a copy at the Shelby Township Library or find it on our website under Community Relations in the "Township Publications" tab.

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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.

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Feb. 20, 2018 Board of Trustees meeting

Because of technical difficulties, the township was not able to stream or broadcast the Feb. 20 Board of Trustees meeting live. The video is available on the Shelby TV YouTube at the link below.

Click to view the Feb. 20, 2018 Board of Trustees meeting

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,