DEARBORN – The city’s program of collecting loose leaves raked into the street is entering its final weeks, and to keep on top of the expected schedule for each neighborhood, go to www.cityofdearborn.org.
The collection of loose leaves raked into the street is scheduled to end in the city the week of Nov. 30, with the last pick up on Dec. 4. Weather and other conditions may alter that timeline.
The day for the final collection of leaves will vary by neighborhood. Loose leaf collection is scheduled by trash day, and on nonrecycling weeks only.
For example, Dec. 4 is the last scheduled pick up for the Friday trash collection district that is not recycling on Dec. 4. Residents in other trash districts should not rake their leaves into the street Dec. 4.
The week of Nov. 23 to 28 is the last scheduled pick up each trash day for those who are not recycling that week. Those neighborhoods are on a Recycling Week B schedule.
The week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 will be the last week for scheduled loose leaf pickup in Recycling Week A neighborhoods, on each trash day.
To determine if a neighborhood is in an A or B recycling week, residents can look on the lid of their green recycling cart.
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.
This curbside collection of leaves and other yard waste will continue on each neighborhood’s trash day through the week of Dec. 7 to 11.