Curbside yard waste collection resumes April 5

DEARBORN – The city’s curbside yard waste collection program began Monday and runs through Dec. 3.

Residents can put yard waste at the curb for pick up on their regular trash collection day.

Yard waste may be placed loose in 20- to 32-gallon containers with a yard waste sticker on the lid or yard waste paper bags.

Yard waste in plastic bags or cardboard boxes will not be picked up.

Brush must be bundled with heavy cord or rope, and be less than three inches in diameter and no longer than four feet.

Check page 31 of the 2010 City Calendar for more details.

Plastic containers with numbers 1-7 recycled
Dearborn’s curbside recycling program accepts most plastics with numbers 1 through 7 on the bottom. This includes prepared food containers and yogurt containers. Plastic grocery bags can also be put in the recycling bin.

Lids, automotive oil and antifreeze containers or Styrofoam cannot go in the bins even if they have a recycling number on them.

Extensive recycling rules can be found in the City Calendar.

Disposal at the DPW Yard third Saturday each month
The Department of Public Works yard is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month for residents to dispose of furniture and other non-hazardous household materials that normally would require a special fee for curbside pickup.

Other items accepted at the DPW Yard on the designated days are dirt, sod, sand, concrete and bricks; firewood, logs and stumps; and bathtubs, sinks and toilets.

The remaining 2010 dates are: April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. The yard is at 2951 Greenfield.

Fuel, tires, ammunition, refrigerators, microwaves or other appliances are not accepted.

Hazardous materials are not acceptable at the DPW Yard or at the curbside.

For questions about curbside recycling and yard waste pickup, or to check if materials are acceptable for disposal at the DPW yard, call DPW at (313) 943-2085.