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Independence Day Reminders: Fireworks Usage; City Municipal Offices Schedule; Curbside Pickup Service Delayed One Day

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Archived News Release: June 23, 2022 - ​City of Ann Arbor municipal offices, including the customer service center at Larcom City Hall and the 15th Judicial District Court at the Ann Arbor Justice Center, will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4. In addition, curbside trash, recycling and compost pickup services will be delayed by one day. Monday pickups will instead occur on Tuesday, and the rest of the collections will occur one day later throughout the week. The normal Friday routes will be serviced on Saturday, July 9. Commercial customers with weekly Saturday service through the city franchise with Waste Management will receive Saturday pickups without delays. 

Safety services and water utility operations will maintain 24-hour schedules.

Time for fireworks? ​​​

The city is reminding those planning to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks to please do so safely, lawfully and responsibly. The Michigan Fireworks Safety Act 256 of 2011, http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/mcl/pdf/mcl-Act-256-of-2011.pdf (PDF), restricts fireworks usage only to certain timeframes and only around national holidays. For the Independence Day holiday this year, fireworks may ONLY be discharged in the city:​

Wednesday, June 29, to Monday, July 4, until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.

Use without permission is ALWAYS prohibited at city parks, schools and all public and private property that isn't your own.

Using fireworks without forethought can be dangerous. Please note these reminders:

  • Keep a water source ready to spray embers from fireworks. Drench the entire area where you've been using fireworks when done.

  • Toss sparklers into a bucket of water when finished using.

  • Don't try to reignite fireworks that won't go off.

  • Don't launch fireworks into forests or fields. Dry grass or leaves could ignite.

  • Keep fireworks away from your face and eyes.

For more information, visit the National Fire Protection Association website at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Fireworks.

Fireworks also pose a risk to pets. Visit the American Veterinary Medical Association for tips on how to keep pets safe for the holiday and all summer long: https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/july-4-safety.

If you plan to use fireworks, please follow the laws, do so safely and be courteous by letting neighbors know in advance. This includes being mindful of any military veterans or others who may be sensitive to the noise associated with fireworks, and safely cleaning up fireworks debris.​

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Media Contact Information

Robert Kellar
Communications Specialist
734.794.6000 x41524
[email protected]


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