DEARBORN, Mich. – Dearborn residents are reminded that they can ensure their leaves are picked up every week on their trash day until December 16th by putting them in 32 gallon containers marked “Yard Waste” or in paper landscape bags and setting them on the curb.
Bagging them or putting them in the proper containers on the curb will guarantee that they are picked up every week on your trash day.
The City’s curbside yard waste collection program ends on December 16th.
Yard waste stickers to mark your containers are available at City Hall. Paper yard waste bags do not need stickers.
Leaves in plastic bags or in cardboard boxes will not be picked up.
In addition, collection of loose leaves raked into the streets in Dearborn neighborhoods is scheduled to continue until Friday, December 2nd, depending on the weather.
Loose leaves raked into the street will be picked up on Public Service Days/trash days during non-recycling weeks.
Note that crews may not be able to pick up leaves from an entire Public Service Day district in one day and will return during the next non-recycling week to start where they left off. However, note that this program ends on December 2nd.
For a weekly leaf collection schedule, call the Leaf Hotline at 943-2444.
Avoid raking leaves into the street too early since large amounts of dry leaves raked into the street represent a potential fire hazard if hot vehicles park over them. And piles of wet leaves in the street can be slippery, potentially reducing a vehicle’s stopping time.