New trash and recycling carts to be delivered to every Dearborn household. Delivery will start June 1, and be completed by July 5
Dearborn residents should expect to see their new trash and recycling carts delivered to their households beginning June 1, with the expectation that all households will receive the new carts by July 5.
The carts will be delivered to every household at the curbside. Residents are residents being asked to then store the two, 96-gallon carts in an appropriate place and not to use them before their collection day on the week of July 5.
Until the week of July 5, residents are asked to use their existing trash cans and recycling bin.
A complete packet of information will be inside the new carts.
Trash days will stay the same for every household. Curbside recycling will continue to be on trash days, but residents will recycle every other week on their trash days. Each recycling cart will have information posted on them so residents will easily know which week to recycle.
Each trash and recycling cart has a hinged and attached lid, which will help to reduce blowing litter and address pest issues. The carts also have handle and wheels for easy mobility.
The trash cart is gray and the recycling cart is green.
The 96- gallon trash carts also hold about as much as three normal trash cans, and the 96-gallon recycling bin will allow residents to more easily recycle.
Note that residents do not have to bundle, tie or sort any recyclables. They can just all be put into the 96-gallon recycling container.
The new system also allows for an automated curbside collection system.
For more information, contact the Dearborn Department of Public Works Information office at (313) 943-22285 or Republic Services Customer Service at 1-800-878-4626. More details are available at www.cityofdearborn.org.