December 11th Newsletter
Featured in the Newsletter
  • December Holidays
  • Lincoln Park COVID-19 Updates
  • Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19
  • Yard Waste/Leaf Collection
  • Upcoming Events
  • COVID Relief for Wayne County Residents
  • Wayne Metro: Eviction Diversion Program
  • City Council Meetings
  • Green For Life(GFL)
  • Recycling Program
  • Curbside Etiquette
  • Reporting Issues within the City
  • Lincoln Park Phone Directory
December Holidays
The City of Lincoln Park will also be closed on December 24th, December 25th, December 31st, and January 1st in observance of the holidays.

GFL observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Please remember that if a holiday falls on a weekday, your scheduled service day will be delayed by one day. Regular collection will resume the following week.
Lincoln Park COVID-19 Updates
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and to ensure the safety of all our citizens, municipal buildings will be closed to the public until further notice. To pay your taxes, water bills, and miscellaneous items, you have the following options:

  • Mail a check or place your payment in the city’s dropbox. Please do not put cash in the dropbox.
  • Pay by cash or check at Lincoln Park Community Credit Union located at 1400 Emmons, Lincoln Park, MI. You do not have to be a member of the credit union to utilize this service. Drive-through service only.
  • Pay online at by credit card. A 3% convenience fee will be assessed. This fee is assessed by the credit card processor company and not the City of Lincoln Park.

The City understands that certain services may still need to be conducted and appointments can be scheduled for those items. Please contact the following offices for questions regarding additional services that may be available by appointment:
Library Announcements
Due to the increase in COVID 19 rates throughout Wayne County, the Lincoln Park Library is going back to curbside pick up only starting today, November 17th. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please contact us at 313-381-0374.
Thank you for all of your patience and understanding during a difficult time. We hope to provide the best service possible while staying safe!

Please continue to practice social distancing and stay safe.
COVID-19 information for Lincoln Park residents and businesses, including press releases, news articles, and more.
Holiday Celebrations and COVID
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a guide on how to safely celebrate the holidays during COVID-19.

To view the resources, click on the buttons below:
Yard Waste/Leaf Collection
The last day for GFL yard waste collection was November 28, 2020.

Residents that still have yard waste can bring their yard waste to the DPS yard located at 500 Southfield for no charge. The yard waste must be in paper bags.
Upcoming Events
Gleaner's Free Food Distribution
Helping our community during urgent times of need.

Families and individuals in need of food are encouraged to attend an upcoming drive-up distribution provided by Gleaners Community Food Bank.

When: December 18.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Park Community Center Parking Lot - 3525 Dix Hwy

Approximately 30 pounds of groceries: Items like milk, fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and other shelf-stable items.

Drive-up or walk-up: Stay in your vehicle, and groceries will be placed into your trunk. Walk-up guests without vehicles or those without a trunk are welcome to obtain groceries from a self-service table. If walking, please be prepared to carry the groceries or have a cart.

No appointment needed. You do not need to be a resident of Lincoln Park to receive food.

Increasing safety: If you wish to pick up for another household you may do so without their presence in the car.
Together with Gleaners Community Food Bank, we are taking all necessary precautions to distribute food safely.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
*Food items may vary by distribution site
COVID Relief for Wayne County Residents
Wayne County Cares Program
Wayne County Executive Evans launches 'Wayne County Cares' Program to help workers impacted by COVID.

The Wayne County Cares Program is designed to help those individuals impacted by the most recent state shut down. This program is for workers in the restaurant, hospitality, entertainment, and fitness industry who have been impacted by the most recent Michigan Pause orders. If selected to receive the award in the random drawing, applicants will receive a ONE-time payment of $500. The application went live on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 9:00 AM and will close at midnight on Tuesday, December 15. If you are picked and verified as eligible, you will be contacted via email.
For more information, click the following links:

Questions can be submitted to [email protected]
Small Business Relief Initiative
The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative will utilize federal CARES Act funding to provide $10 million in grants to meet the urgent need of Michigan small businesses disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 virus. This grant will be first-come, first-served. Applications for businesses to apply will open on December 15, 2020.
For more information and to see eligibility requirements, click here:

Eviction Diversion Program
Wayne Metro is the lead agency for the State's Eviction Diversion Program in Wayne County. The state has identified $50 million to assist tenants in making arrears payments to avoid being evicted. Wayne Metro has been allocated funding to assist tenants facing eviction.  

For more information, please click the button below.
City Council Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, Council Meetings are the first and third Monday of every month. They are held at 7:30 p.m in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can watch the live stream on YouTube or watch the rebroadcast on channel 12 (Comcast) and channel 10 (WOW!).
Green For Life (GFL)
Recycling Program
The city of Lincoln Park has partnered with GFL Environmental, USA to bring a new comprehensive recycling program to all Lincoln Park residents.

The program officially started during the month of October with all other services remaining unchanged.

All items for pick up (including trash, recycling, and yard waste) must be out by 7:00 a.m.
What Is Recyclable?
  • Plastics - containers with codes 1 & 2
  • Metal - cans, pots, pans, etc.
  • Paper, newspaper, phone books, magazines, and brown paper bags
  • Cardboard - cut into 2' x 2' pieces and tied in bundles
  • Paperboard and box board - cereal, tissue, and shoe boxes - flattened and bundled
  • Rinsed milk or juice cartons
What Isn't Recyclable?
  • Packing materials
  • Garbage
  • Propane tanks
  • Paint cans
  • Medical waste
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Dry or liquid chemicals
  • Wood items
  • Batteries
  • Plastic Bags
  • All Glass
Curbside Etiquette:
Why Was My Rubbish Collection Not Picked Up?
One of the most common reasons why our rubbish collection contractor misses pickups is because they simply did not see it!

It is important to place your cart so that the opening faces the street with the lid completely closed to avoid rubbish from falling in to the street. Be mindful to make sure the cart is not blocked by a vehicle or other curbside items.

Yard waste must be placed in designated paper yard waste bags or properly marked containers. Yard waste stickers are available at City Hall.

The yard waste truck will not stop to look in unmarked containers. All branches and twigs need to be cut in 3 foot lengths and bundled with twine. Filled bags must be less than 50 lbs. Please remember, dirt is not considered yard waste and will not be accepted.
Reminder: Residents can only put out ONE bulk item per week.
An example of this would be only ONE of the following items: a mattress set, a couch, carpet cut and rolled into 3 foot sections, or two additional 35-gallon size containers or bags weighing 60 lbs. or less.
If your trash, recycling, or yard waste was not picked up please contact:
Lincoln Park Department of Public Services (313) 386-9000 or
Lincoln Park City Management (313) 386-1800 ext. 1231
Reporting Issues Within The City
Before reporting a pothole, please ensure it's on one of our local City maintained roads.

Wayne County maintains the following roads: Fort Street, Outer Drive, Dix, and Southfield
DTE makes reporting nonfunctional street lights and downed power lines easy with their report tool.
City of Lincoln Park Phone Directory