DEARBORN – The city’s 2020 curbside yard waste program is set to kick off March 9 and last through Dec. 11.
Beginning the week of March 9, residents can put yard waste in properly marked containers at the curb on their trash collection day.
Yard waste materials must be placed in the proper containers at least three feet away from their trash and recycling carts. 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, call the Sanitation Division at 313-943-2433.