Residents can place yard waste at curb in proper containers on their trash collection day
DEARBORN – The city’s 2019 curbside yard waste program is set to kick off the week of March 11 to 15 and last through the week of Dec. 9 to 13.
Beginning March 11, residents can put yard waste in properly marked containers at the curb on their trash collection day.
Although the printed 2019 city of Dearborn calendar says curbside yard waste collection was to resume March 4, scheduling developments occurred after the calendar deadline, so the service actually begins on March 11.
Yard waste materials must be placed in the proper containers at least three feet away from their trash cart and recycling cart. Yard waste cannot be placed in the street.
Acceptable containers include yard waste paper bags or a resident’s own 20- to 32-gallon container clearly marked with a yard waste sticker. These stickers are available for free at Dearborn Public Libraries and at the Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave.
Yard waste placed in plastic bags or cardboard boxes will not be picked up.
This 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.
Fruit, vegetables, animal droppings and seasonal decorations cannot be mixed with yard waste. 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, please call the Sanitation Division at 313-943-2433.