DEARBORN, Mich. – Dearborn’s curbside yard waste program is underway for the 2012 season and will last through December 14. This means residents can put yard waste in properly marked containers at the curb on their trash collection day.
Residents are reminded to place the yard waste materials in the proper containers at least three feet away from their trash cart and recycling cart. Do not set yard waste in the street.
Containers can be yard waste paper bags or your own 20 – 32 gallon container that is clearly marked with a yard waste sticker. These are available for free at Dearborn Public Libraries, the Public Works Yard and the Mayor’s office.
Do not put yard waste into plastic bags or cardboard boxes. It will not be picked up.
This convenient nine-month service provides residents the opportunity to get a jump on spring cleanup and dispose of materials left over from the fall.
Yard waste includes grass clippings, weeds, leaves, shrubs and brush trimmings.
Before placing yard waste into containers, remove dirt from the roots and remove root balls from shrubs. Brush and shrubs must be less than three inches in diameter, be four feet or less in length, tied with a heavy cord or rope and weigh no more than 35 pounds.
Do not mix fruit, vegetables or animal droppings with yard waste. Remember sod and dirt are not yard waste and will not be collected.
To arrange for a special pickup of unbundled or improperly bundled brush or for more information, call the Department of Public Works at 313.943.2085.