Loose leaf program continues, further direction given for efficient collection

DEARBORN — The city’s loose leaf collection program continues through Dec. 4, with crews picking up leaves each weekday.

Crews are working in a trash collection section each day, collecting leaves from the streets in that section.

The volume of leaves this year means that crews cannot reach every street within each trash section on that trash day. It may take three weeks before the leaves on a street are picked.

For traffic safety reasons, leaves should not be raked into the street until the day before they will be picked up. Residents can call the Leaf Collection Hotline at (313) 943-2444 after 3 p.m. the day before trash day. Information also is posted online at www.cityofdearborn.org and on CDTV, the city’s cable channel, after 4 p.m. each day.

Residents also can call (313) 943-2107 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to get an estimate of where crews are expected to be over the next several days.

Parked vehicles should be removed from the road on trash day so crews can more efficiently pick up loose leaves in the street. Residents are required to keep parked vehicles off the streets on Public Service Day or they may be ticketed.

Bag leaves for guaranteed pickup
To guarantee leaves will be picked up on trash day, put them in paper yard waste bags, or properly marked containers (up to 32 gallons), and set them on the easement the night before trash day. Crews from Waste Management will pick them up on trash day.

Do not put bags or containers on the street. Leaves in plastic bags will not be picked up.

Call (313) 943-2107 for more information about leaf pickup.