A “watershed” is another word for a river basin. Both signify an area of land that ultimately drains into a single body of water like a stream, river or lake. Hazel Park connects to what is known as the “Red Run Watershed”. Along with many other communities and organizations, the City of Hazel Park continues to support the protection of the Red Run and all other Michigan watersheds. To be successful not only today but for future generations requires the combined efforts of each and every resident.
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Concrete Washout Tips
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Food Service Practices
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Clean Boating Practices
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Aquatic Invasive Plants
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Single Use Plastics
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Upcoming Events with the Clinton River Watershed
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Latest News From the Water Resources Commissioner
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Everyone benefits from recycling!
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Recycling Center - SOCRRA
SOCRRA is a municipal corporation founded in the early 1950's. SOCRRA consists of twelve member municipalities with a total population of approximately 283,000 and covers an area of 75 square miles.
SOCRRA operates a Transfer Station in Troy (on Coolidge north of 14 Mile) and a compost site in Rochester Hills. The Troy facility receives and compacts the mixed municipal solid waste for transfer to a private landfill for disposal.
Visit the SOCRRA Web site to learn more!
RV Dump Sites
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Energy Action Plan
This report outlines a plan to guide the City of Hazel Park into a more sustainable future by coordinating municipal and community efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. The plan begins with an outline of the methodology used to create this plan and then reviews community conditions, both from an emissions and from a qualitative standpoint. Next, the report delves into the strategies and depicts the recommended tactics that can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The full report can be viewed by clicking on the "Energy Action Plan" tab above.
Prescription Drugs Recycling
Starting November 3, 2016, Expired Prescriptions can be dropped off at the Police Department Lobby for proper disposal. No sharps please! The Police Department is located within the City Hall Building at 111 E Nine Mile Road.