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Fore the CauseThe Recreation Department in cooperation with Ypsilanti Township staff have started the Serafinski Scholarship Fund. The goal of the scholarship fund will be to provide youth recreation opportunities to those in the Township that might not otherwise get the opportunity.

To help fund this scholarship, the Recreation Department plans to host an annual golf outing Saturday, October 10, 2020 at our very own Green Oaks Golf Course. All proceeds after tournament costs will go to the scholarship with many other opportunities to contribute.

Registration is due Friday, October 2, 2020.



Brush PileThe temporary Brush/Chipping Collection for Fall clean-up will start on Monday, October 5, 2020 for both A & B routes and will end on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Call-in neighborhoods must still contact Residential Services to request pick-up at least 24 hours in advance.

All Brush/Chipping Collection guidelines must be followed for pick-up. Piles that are not properly stacked will be tagged and will not be collected. 

  • 96 Gallon Toter Cart The new Waste Management (WM) contract for solid waste services includes a 96-gallon trash cart on wheels for trash collection for every single-family home. You do not need to contact WM to get your toter cart delivered. It will automatically arrive. Delivery will occur the week of September 14th – September 26th between the hours of 7:00am – 5:00pm.
  • Contact WM 48 hours in advance for ANY Bulk Collection
  • Per the new WM contract, the Township offices will no longer sell the $2.00 trash tags.

Since these new changes/new contract don't take effect until October 1st, only one 96-gal cart will be emptied from the curb. On that day and going forward, two or more carts are allowed.


AlgaeWashtenaw County Health Department reminds residents that a public health advisory for harmful algal blooms in Ford Lake in Ypsilanti, Michigan remains in effect. People and pets should avoid direct body contact with scums in the lake, water that is blue-green, or water that looks like it has a green sheen or spilled paint on its surface. People and pets should also avoid swallowing the lake water.

There are different types of naturally occurring algal blooms that may be seen on lakes and rivers. Most are not harmful. However, there are some that are made of cyanobacteria that have the ability to produce toxins, causing a harmful algal bloom (HAB). Earlier this summer, a Ford Lake resident notified MDHHS of a suspected HAB when they saw an area of water that had a “spilled paint” look on the surface. Additionally, testing in August confirmed microcystin toxin in the water, indicating the possibility of a HAB. This advisory is issued to alert the public to the possibility of a HAB. Residents should avoid direct body contact with scums in the lake, water that is blue-green, or water that looks like it has a green sheen or spilled paint on its surface. Water samples taken this month and observations (Sept 21) confirm conditions consistent with HAB are still present.

Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

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