Loose leaf collection enters final weeks

DEARBORN – Residents may take advantage of the city’s loose leaf collection program as it enters its final two weeks.

The final loose leaf collection for Recycling Week “B” is the week of Nov. 21 to 26. The last loose leaf collection for Recycling Week “A” is the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. Loose leaves are picked up in districts that are not recycling.

Leaf collection delayed by Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, will delay loose leaf pickup, as well as trash pickup, by one day for those with regular trash pickup on Thursday or Friday.
If regular trash pickup is Thursday, trash and loose leaves will be picked up Nov. 25. If regular trash pickup is Friday, trash and loose leaves will be picked up Nov. 26.

Last chance for loose leaf collection
The loose leaf collection program will end the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 2.

Crews hope to have streets swept and yards clean of loose leaves in these final days, in preparation for winter.
Loose leaves are collected on the week an area does not recycle.

The loose leaf collection schedule for Nov. 21 to 26 will cover neighborhoods with a Recycling Week B schedule. That means Recycling Week B neighborhoods are not recycling Nov. 21 to 26.

• On Nov. 21, crews will be in neighborhoods with Monday trash collection and a “B” week recycling schedule. This is the final pickup for this district and people living in this district should not rake loose leaves into the street after this date.
• On Nov. 22, crews will be in neighborhoods with Tuesday trash collection and a “B” week recycling schedule. This is the final pickup for this district and people living in this district should not rake loose leaves into the street after this date.
• On Nov. 23, crews will be in neighborhoods with Wednesday trash collection and a “B” week recycling schedule. This is the final pickup for this district and people living in this district should not rake loose leaves into the street after this date.
• On Nov. 24, which is Thanksgiving, loose leaves and trash will not be collected. Collection will be delayed by one day.
• On Nov. 25, loose leaves will be picked up in the Thursday trash district with a “B” week recycling schedule. This is the final pickup for this district and people living in this district should not rake loose leaves into the street after this date.
• On Nov. 26, loose leaves will be picked up in the Friday trash district with a “B” week recycling schedule. This is the final pickup for this district and people living in this district should not rake loose leaves into the street after this date.
The loose leaf collection schedule for Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 will cover neighborhoods with a Recycling Week “A” schedule. That means Recycling Week “A” neighborhoods are not recycling Nov. 28 to Dec. 2.
• On Nov. 28, crews will be in neighborhoods with Monday trash collection and a “A” week recycling schedule. This is the final pickup for this district and people living in this district should not rake loose leaves into the street after this date.
• On Nov. 29, crews will be in neighborhoods with Tuesday trash collection and a “A” week recycling schedule. This is the final pickup for this district and people living in this district should not rake loose leaves into the street after this date.
• On Nov. 30, crews will be in neighborhoods with Wednesday trash collection and a “A” week recycling schedule. This is the final pickup for this district and people living in this district should not rake loose leaves into the street after this date.
• On Dec. 1, loose leaves will be picked up in the Thursday trash district with a “A” week recycling schedule. This is the final pickup for this district and people living in this district should not rake loose leaves into the street after this date.
• On Dec. 2, loose leaves will be picked up in the Friday trash district with a “A” week recycling schedule. This is the final pickup for this district and people living in this district should not rake loose leaves into the street after this date.

Loose leaf collection hotline
For additional details, call the Loose Leaf Collection hotline at 313-942-2444 to hear a recorded message about the leaf program and insight into where the crews will be the following day.

Bagged leaves will be collected until the week of Dec. 5 to 9
Bagged leaves can be put on the curb— not the street — for collection on trash days each week. The collection of bagged leaves ends when curbside yard waste collection ends for the season the week of Dec. 5 to 9.