DEARBORN – Collection of leaves raked loosely into the street starts the week of Oct. 29.
Loose leaves raked into the street are scheduled to be picked up in each area’s trash day each week, through the week of Dec. 10.
If trash day is Monday, leaves will be scheduled to be picked up on Monday. If trash day is Tuesday, leaves will be scheduled to be picked up on Tuesday. The pattern continues through the week, and throughout the season.
Although the goal is for loose leaves in the street to be picked up in an entire trash district each day, weather and other conditions may affect that schedule.
If a trash district is not completed in one day, loose leaf collection crews will return the next week on that trash day and begin loose leaf collection from where they left off a week earlier.
To find out where loose leaf collection crews will be on a given day each week, go to www.cityofdearborn.org
Parked vehicles must be removed from the streets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a neighborhood’s Public Service Day/trash day/loose leaf collection day.
Reduce danger: Don’t rake leaves into the street too early
Residents are advised to rake their leaves into the street as close in time as possible to their loose leaf pickup day and trash day. Raking leaves into the street too soon leads to dangerous driving conditions and leaves that blow back onto neighbors’ yards.
Contractors paid by residents to rake leaves must follow the same rules.
Alternative to loose leaves in the street: Leaves in bags
There is another method for disposing of leaves, with a guarantee that they will be picked up each week on trash day.
Residents may use paper bags meant for yard waste or 20- to 32-gallon containers with a city yard waste sticker on the lid and set them on their easement near to their trash and recycling carts every week.
Place the bags or containers on the easement by 7 a.m. on trash day each week. They will be picked up that same trash day.
Yard waste stickers are available at the Dearborn Administrative Center and Dearborn libraries.
Leaves in plastic bags or in cardboard boxes will not be picked up.