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.

4 comments:

DAVID L. MALHALAB said...

HELLO WARRENDALE
THE CITY'S NEW TRASH FEE, IS A DISATER - THAT MANY PREDICTED IT WOULD BE. WE NEED A MONTHLY BULK PICK UP PROGRAM - NOW..
PEOPLE ARE DUMPING TRASH IN THE ALLEYS, ON VACANT LOTS, BECAUSE THEY ARE LAZY - OR - BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO TRANSPORT THE BRANCHES, GARBAGE TO THE CITY DUMPS.
I USED TO BE ABLE TO MOW MY ALLEY, NOW THE NEIGHBORS??? HAVE BRANCHES AND ABANDONED CARS SITTING IN THE ALLEY, AND THE DETROIT POLICE - OF WHOM I AM PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A MEMBER - JUST CAN'T PROPERLY DEAL WITH THIS ADDED PROBLEM, NOT MATTER WHAT THE MAYOR AND CHIEF SAY...
THE MAYOR IS BLOWING SMOKE - WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT
HIS 'NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE' - HE AND THE CITY DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO FOLLOW THRU..SO WHEN THE MEDIA GLARE FADES, SO WILL THE EFFORTS.
AND WHO IS GETTING THE DEMOLITION CONTRACTS - THE MAYOR'S BUDDY????
TOO MUCH OF WHAT HE HAS DONE, HAS BEEN ON THE 'FRIENDS AND FAMILY PLAN' AND HE ISNT ABOUT TO CHANGE NOW - ESPECIALLY WITH THE NEWS AND FREE PRESS EDITORS PRAISING THE 'NEW KWAME'...
WATCH CHL 7 - STEVE WILSON REPORTING ABOUT THE MAYOR'S VISIT TO THE PLUSH LA COSTE SPA -
WATCH FOR A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY - CLAIMING THAT WHITE APPLICANTS FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WERE NOT PROPERLY HIRED - A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT THAT THE CITY WILL LOSE...
AND HOW THE CITY VIOLATED: FEDERAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS..
AND MICHIGAN CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS...
AND WATCH FOR NEWS ABOUT WHAT THE CHIEF OF POLICE SAID ABOUT WHITE POLICE EXECUTIVES...YOU WILL
BE SHOCKED..ITS COMING TO A NEWSPAPER, TV AND RADIO STATION YOU LISTEN TOOOOOO........
IT'S TO BAD DETROIT HAS HAD BAD GOVENMENT FOR SO LONG..
IT NEEDS TO CHANGE - THE SOONER THE BETTER...
YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE NEWSPAPERS, THE TV AND RADIO REPORTERS - AND TELL THEM THE TRUTH ABOUT THE POLICE DEPT, THE TRASH SITUATION, AND YOUR PROBLEMS LIVING IN DETROIT.
THE NEWSPAPER REPORTERS PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE AT THE END OF THEIR STORIES, AND YOU CAN GET THE PHONE NUMBERS FOR THE TV/RADIO REPORTERS BY DIALING - 411...JUST DO IT...
TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT DETROIT MAYBE SOMEONE WILL LISTEN AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.........
BEST WISHES........

DAVID L. MALHALAB said...

HELLO FRANK
WHAT HAPPENED TO CMP DISTRIBUTORS
ON W.WARREN, I WAS TOLD IT WAS A TEMP SHUTDOWN..
BUT IT LOOKS PERMANENT NOW...
WHAT IS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS...
DAVID

vote out said...

vote the mayor of Detroit out of office.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vote out said...

When election time comes let's show the mayor how we really feel.


Vote the current mayor of Detroit out of office~!!!!!!!!!!