Dearborn curbside yard waste collection in full swing

DEARBORN – The city’s 2017 curbside yard waste program is in full swing, and residents can put unwanted garden and lawn materials in properly marked containers at the curb on their trash collection day.

The yard waste materials must be in proper containers at least three feet away from trash carts and recycling carts. Yard waste cannot be placed in the street.

Acceptable containers include yard waste paper bags or a resident’s own 20- to 32-gallon container clearly marked with a yard waste sticker. These stickers are available for free at Dearborn Public Libraries and at the Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave.

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

Yard waste includes grass clippings, weeds, leaves, shrubs and brush trimmings.

Fruit, vegetables or animal droppings cannot be mixed with yard waste. Sod and dirt are not yard waste and will not be collected.

To arrange for a special pickup of unbundled brush, or for more information, call the Sanitation Division at 313-943-2433.