Public Works Department 2017-06-01T15:33:19+00:00

Public Works Department


The Department of Public Works DPW, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the city’s infrastructure including water treatment and distribution, sewage collection, street maintenance, traffic control, street lights, leaf pickup, building inspection, fleet maintenance, and numerous miscellaneous tasks.

For new water hookups, contact the Department of Public Works at 231-894-4157.

» Click Here to download the Annual Water Report (PDF)


tel: (231) 894-4157
fax: (231) 894-6937
2055 Warner Street
Whitehall, MI 49461

Office hours:
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Backups

Residents are advised to contact the DPW at first chance to report any suspected sewer blockage. In the case of an after hours sewer emergency please dial Muskegon Central Police Dispatch at 911 for assistance.

Please note that Public Act 170 of 1964, as amended by Public Act 222 of 2001, requires that you file a written claim within 45 days if you are seeking compensation for personal injury or property damage as a result of an overflow or backup of a sewage disposal system or storm water system. Notice should be mailed to the City of Whitehall, 405 E. Colby Street, Whitehall, MI 49461. Failure to provide notice will preclude any potential claim of damage.

Brush Disposal

Due to budgetary constraints the City of Whitehall Curbside Brush Pickup will take place only once in the Spring. The Spring pickup will take place the first Monday of May.

Crews will be making ONLY one pass through the City for Curbside Brush Pickup. The brush should not be put out by the street more than 48 hours prior to the pickup date and must be out before 7:30 a.m. to ensure that it gets picked up.

Place the butt ends to the street and in neat piles. Brush may not be larger than 3” in diameter or longer than 4 feet. Tree removals should be taken to the Transfer Station.

DO NOT drop your brush off at the Department of Public Works.
Any brush that is currently at the curbside must be removed by the property owners or tenants and can be taken to the White Lake Area Transfer Station at 2100 W. Holton Whitehall Road. Brush piles that are not removed may cause fines to be assessed.

Trash Disposal & Recycling

The City of Whitehall is a member of the White Lake Area Solid Waste Authority. Residents of the City can dispose of rubbish, garbage, and recyclables.

White Lake Area Solid Waste Authority (aka the Transfer Station)
2100 West Holton-Whitehall Road
Whitehall, MI 49461
(231) 893-2405

Open Wednesdays & Saturdays
June – September, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October – May, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

» Click Here to download the WLA Solid Waste Authority Fee Schedule (PDF)
» Click Here to download the Muskegon County Recycling & Disposal Guide (PDF)