Yard waste includes grass clippings, weeds, leaves, shrubs and brush trimmings.
DEARBORN — The city’s 2022 curbside yard waste program is set to begin the week of March 14 to 18 and last through the week of Dec. 12 to 16.
Starting March 14, residents can put yard waste in properly marked containers at the curb on their trash collection day. 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.
Residents should place yard waste materials in the proper containers at least three feet away from their trash and recycling carts. Yard waste may not 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. Free stickers are available during normal operating hours at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; Esper Branch Library, 12929 W. Warren Ave., from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and the Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Yard waste placed in plastic bags or cardboard boxes will not be picked up.
This service provides residents the opportunity to get a head start on spring cleanup and dispose of materials left over from the fall.
To arrange for a special pickup of unbundled or improperly bundled brush, or for more information, call the Sanitation Division at 313-943-2150.