Archive for October 19th, 2012

Dearborn Curbside Leaf Collection Begins Oct. 22

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Dearborn will start its annual collection of leaves raked into the street on Monday, Oct. 22.

Dearborn will start its annual collection of leaves raked into the street on Monday, Oct. 22 and will continue the program until Friday, Dec. 7, weather permitting.

Leaves raked into the street will be picked up on a neighborhood’s trash day, on the week that is not a recycling week.

Dearborn officials are reminding residents that crews will not always be able to pick up leaves from an entire district in one trash day. When that happens, crews will return where they left off during that district’s next trash day that is not on a recycling week.

Crews expect to be in every district collecting leaves raked into the street at least two times during the fall season.

For safety reasons, don’t rake your leaves into the street until it is close to the time when they will be picked up. Leaves that linger in the street can cause slippery conditions, or lead to car fires.

For a weekly leaf collection schedule, call the Leaf Hotline at 943-2444.

Dearborn residents are reminded about the preferred method to ensure your leaves are picked up promptly.

Jim Murray, the director of the Department of Public Works, says residents should put leaves in yard waste paper bags or 20-32 gallon containers with a City yard waste sticker and set them at your curbside every week on trash day.

Place the bags or containers on your easement by 7 a.m. on your trash day each week. They will be picked up that same day with your trash, recyclables and other yard waste, such as grass clippings.

Yard waste stickers are available at City Hall and Dearborn libraries.

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