City of Detroit Department of Public Works are Collecting Yard Waste

The City of Detroit Department of Public Works, through its contractors, has begun curbside collection of yard waste. Yard waste collection will continue through the end of November.

Residents can place grass clippings, leaves, and small twigs in biodegradable paper bags on their designated day every other week. If yard waste must be disposed of immediately, residents are encouraged to take their yard waste to any of the five DPW drop-off locations.

All yard waste must be placed at the curb at least six feet from the Courville container in biodegradable paper bags or a personal garbage can. The City’s contractors, Advanced Disposal and Rizzo Environmental Services, will not collect yard waste in plastic bags. Branches and twigs less than two inches in diameter should be cut down and placed in biodegradable bags. Branches and twigs, up to 4 feet in length and no more than 4 inches in diameter, should be bundled and tied securely. Bundles should not weigh more than 60 pounds.

In addition, DPW has switched to its spring/summer hours of 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at its four drop-off locations. A fifth location, J. Fons Transfer Station at 6451 E. McNichols, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Residents with proper identification may use the drop-off locations to discard bulk items, yard waste and recyclable items.

These hours are in effect from April 6 through the end of October for the drop-off sites:

LOCATION AND HOURS OF OPERATION
Southfield Yard, 12255 Southfield Service Drive
Monday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Davison Yard, 8221 W. Davison
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

State Fair Yard, 19715 John R
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

5840 Anthon (bet. Cavalry and Campbell)
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

J. Fons Transfer Station, 6451 E. McNichols
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed from noon – 1 p.m.

Also, bulk collection will continue every two weeks as regularly scheduled. For more information on bulk and yard waste collection, including collection schedules, residents should call their respective contractor or visit their Web sites. Residents on the east and southwest sides of Detroit should call Rizzo Environmental Services at (866) 772-8900 or go to http://www.rizzoservices.com. Detroit residents on the west side should call Advanced Disposal at (844) 2-DETROIT or go online to www.advanceddisposal.com/detroitresidential.

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