DEARBORN – The city’s collection of loose leaves raked into the street is underway, and to keep on top of the expected schedule for neighborhoods, go to www.cityofdearborn.org.
The collection of leaves that are raked into the street is scheduled to end the week of Nov. 30, with the last pick up Dec. 4. Weather and other conditions may alter that timeline.
Leaves that are raked in the street are picked up on a neighborhood’s trash collection day during the week that neighborhood does not recycle. But there will not be a loose leaf pickup on the street in front of houses every time a neighborhood is on a non-recycling week.
Check www.cityofdearborn.org for a map of the area anticipated for collection each non-recycling trash day. Conditions may impact the schedule.
Checking the lids of green recycling carts can help determine whether a house is on an A or B recycling schedule.
In every Dearborn neighborhood, crews aim for two pickups of loose leaves raked into the street over the course of the fall season.
Preferred method is to bag leaves for curbside collection each week
To avoid having to figure out a sometimes complicated loose leaf schedule, residents can guarantee that their leaves will be picked up every week if they put them in approved paper yard waste bags or approved 20- to 32-gallon containers labeled as yard waste.
The containers or paper bags should be put on the easement by 7 a.m. for pickup each week on residents’ trash day.
Leaves in plastic bags or in cardboard boxes will not be picked up.
Reduce danger: Don’t rake leaves into the street too early
Raking leaves into the street too soon leads to dangerous driving conditions. Loose leaves raked into the street are only picked up on non-recycling weeks, so avoid putting them into the street at other times.
In addition, vehicles must be removed from the streets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a neighborhood’s trash day/Public Service Day.
Following this process makes it easier for crews to pick up leaves and keeps streets clean and safe