Friday, May 04, 2007

Yard Waste Collection Resumes

The City of Detroit's Department of Public Works has resumed its collection of yard waste (grass clippings, leaves and so on). Yard waste collection happens on the same day as our regular trash collection (Tuesday in most of the Warrendale neighborhood).

All yard waste must be placed on the curb at least six feet from the Courville container in biodegradable paper bags or a personal garbage can. DPW will not collect yard waste in plastic bags. Residents who set out yard waste more than 24 hours before their scheduled pick-up will be subject to a fine.

DPW also offers the following "Dos" and "Don'ts" as it purtains to yard waste collection.
  • DO place yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on the weekly trash collection day at least six feet away from your Courville container;
  • DO NOT put yard waste out more than 24 hours before weekly collection day;
  • DO place yard waste in biodegradable paper yard bags, which can be purchased at a hardware or grocery store. Residents also have the option of placing yard waste - not in bags - in a plastic or metal garbage can (not to exceed 32 gallons) that will be emptied into the truck;
  • DO put branches and twigs less than two inches thick into bundles not to exceed four feet in length. Do not tie the bundles;
  • DO NOT place yard waste in a Courville trash container;
  • DO NOT put yard waste in plastic bags. The bags will not be collected, and a fine will be issued.
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