Free disposal day at DPW

DEARBORN – The Department of Public Works yard is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for residents to dispose of furniture and other household materials that normally would require a special fee for curbside pickup.

The next date is June 19. The yard is at 2951 Greenfield.

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

Not accepted are fuel, tires, ammunition, refrigerators, microwaves or other appliances.

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

The remaining 2010 dates are: July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.

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