November 20th Newsletter
Featured in the Newsletter
  • November Holidays
  • Lincoln Park COVID-19 Updates
  • Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19
  • Unofficial Election Results
  • Yard Waste/Leaf Collection
  • Upcoming Events
  • Wayne Metro: Eviction Diversion Program
  • City Council Meetings
  • Fall Lincoln Park Happenings
  • Green For Life(GFL)
  • Recycling Program
  • Curbside Etiquette
  • Reporting Issues within the City
  • Lincoln Park Phone Directory
November Holidays
The City of Lincoln Park will also be closed on November 26th and 27th in observance of Thanksgiving.

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.
Parks and Recreation Announcements
City parks re-opened to the public on June 2, 2020. As of June 24, 2020, city playgrounds, soccer fields and ball diamonds are now open. Please use them at your own risk as the city will not be cleaning or sanitizing them. Restroom facilities in the parks are still closed.
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:
Election Results
Click the button below to view unofficial local and presidential election results.
Yard Waste/Leaf Collection
As the leaves are falling, please be mindful that it is against city ordinance to rake or blow leaves into the street. Blowing leaves into city streets may get them out of your yard, but they eventually end up somewhere. For municipal streets, it’s usually in the storm water drain where they clog pipes and result in street flooding. Instead of blowing leaves into the street, please place your leaves in paper yard waste bags or 35-gallon containers labeled with a compost sticker. Yard waste will be collected on your scheduled pickup day until Saturday, November 28.

In addition, street sweepers will be out on your trash day. Please follow the posted “no parking” times so the street sweeper can effectively sweep your street.
The last day for yard waste collection is Saturday, November 28, 2020.
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 4, and 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
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!).
Lincoln Park Happenings
In addition to our bi-weekly newsletter, the city of Lincoln Park also publishes a quarterly newsletter, “The Happenings," which contains additional information about citywide events, activities, and recreation. Click the button below to learn more.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to provide dates for our classes at this time. Please be assured that our classes will resume once this crisis is over and will begin on a “to be announced” basis.

For updates, please watch our website or see our Facebook. We hope you continue to enjoy everything that is offered through our facility
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