DEARBORN – Public Service Days—and their parking restrictions — go into effect March 4. They are scheduled to last through Dec. 13.
The Public Service Day for each neighborhood coincides with that neighborhood’s trash collection day.
Once Public Service Days begin for the season, residents must remove their parked vehicle from their neighborhood street on their regular trash day, starting March 4. Tuesday’s trash district should begin getting their parked vehicles off the street on March 5. The pattern continues throughout the week.
Parked vehicles must stay off the street from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. or be subjected to tickets. Even if trash is picked up before 4 p.m., parked cars must stay off the street because other services may be going on until 4 p.m.
This is the third year that Public Service Days will remain in effect from March through December.
They were extended for the 2017 season to better align with other city services, such as yard waste and loose leaf collection schedules. Curbside yard waste pick up also begins March 4.
Changing weather patterns mean services performed on Public Service Days, such as street sweeping and road repair, could be done earlier and later in the year.
Public Service Days permit more efficient and safe collection of trash, recyclables and yard waste and allow crews to better manage road repair, tree trimming, and sewer and catch basin maintenance.
“Residents across the city pay for services with their taxes and they deserve to have them delivered in their neighborhoods in a thorough and effective manner,” Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. said. “Keeping parked cars off the streets gives us that chance.”
For parking issues related to Public Service Days and to request a parking exemption due to a hardship, call 313-943-2294. Parking hardship exemption applications also are available at www.cityofdearborn.org or at the front desk of the Dearborn Police Station, 16099 Michigan Ave.