April 28, 2016
For more information on any items featured, contact Community Relations.
National Drug Take-Back Day, April 30 10-2pm at Novi PD
Take part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30 by bringing your unused and/or expired prescription drugs to the Novi Police Department between 10-2pm.

A box will be in the lobby of the department (45125 Ten Mile Road) for easy disposal. This secure method of disposing prescription medications helps reduce the amount that is accidentally or intentionally being consumed by children, sold on the street or improperly disposed of in landfills or sewer systems which can negatively impact the environment.

While Saturday is the nationally recognized day, the Novi Police Department allows citizens to drop off unwanted prescription drugs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information on this or any other community program provided by the Novi Public Safety Department, visit cityofnovi.org
Arbor Day April 30 at Lakeshore Park, River Day May 21 at Rotary Park
Come make a difference in the community by volunteering at the upcoming Arbor Day and River Day events in Novi.

Arbor Day, 9-11am on Saturday, April 30 at Lakeshore Park, is the annual celebration encouraging planting and caring for trees. Novi has been an Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA for more than two decades. Residents can help by planting trees, mulching and weeding. 

River Day, 9-11am on Saturday, May 21 at Rotary Park, is the annual spring cleaning of the park, which is part of the Rouge River Watershed. The watershed is the most urbanized watershed in the state, and members of the Friends of the Rouge will be on hand to answer questions. 

All volunteers will receive a T-shirt. For more information or to let us know you are coming, call 248.567.0316.
9-2pm, Saturday, May 7 at OCC-Orchard Ridge Campus
Clean out your unwanted and unused household hazardous waste items by bringing them to the free HHW collection event from 9-2pm on Saturday, May 7 at the Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge Campus (27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills).

Items accepted at the event include: oil-based paint, solvents, automotive fluids, household cleaners, lawn and garden chemicals, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Residents may also bring unused, unwanted and broken electronics.

Items not accepted include: latex paint, explosives, smoke detectors, radioactive waste or commercial/business waste

Residents are asked to keep products in original containers and don't mix products together. Keep containers tightly sealed, packed in a box in an upright position and placed in the trunk or on the floor of your vehicle. Never transport leaking or open containers.

A complete list of acceptable household hazardous waste items is available on the rrrasoc.org or by calling 248-208-2270.
10-1pm on May 14 at the Novi Civic Center campus
Don't miss out on the chance to learn more about Novi, meet your neighbors and have some fun at the annual Spring into Novi community open house. 

From 10-1pm on May 14 on the Novi Civic Center campus, residents are invited to visit the various city departments, ask questions and interact with city staff and numerous community organizations that will be on hand.
This free event features something for everyone, including kid activities and games, food, refreshments and even door prizes. The Police Department will be open for tours and the Fire Department will have live demonstrations and perform free child car safety seat inspections.

If you are a member of a Homeowner Association, the City also is hosting a HOA Leadership Breakfast that morning from 8:30-10am to give board members an update on the future of trash service and the No-Knock Registry.

This event is for HOA board members only and includes breakfast. Registration is required.

If you are an HOA board member you should have received an email asking you to register for the event. If you did not receive the email, please contact Community Relations at 248.735.5628.