Dearborn curbside yard waste collection ends for 2014 this week

DEARBORN — Collection of curbside yard waste in the city ends for the season this week.

Yard waste collection for 2015 is scheduled to begin the week of March 16.

Yard waste includes grass clippings, weeds, leaves, shrubs and brush trimmings. It does not include fruits or vegetables or animal droppings.

Residents can put yard waste into approved paper bags or their own 20- to 32-gallon container. Containers should be marked with a yard waste sticker. Free stickers are available at Dearborn libraries and the Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave.

Plastic bags or cardboard boxes are not allowed.

Private contractors must haul away their own debris. Residents or contractors are not allowed to blow or sweep yard waste into the street.

Unbundled or improperly bundled brush requires a special pickup. Call 313-943-2433 for fees.