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Detroit Public Works Department collects yard waste

Drop-off locations switch to fall/winter hours

DETROIT — The Detroit Department of Public Works (DDPW) will continue to collect yard waste placed in biodegradable paper bags or personal containers through early December (weather permitting).

However, due to the high volume of bags of yard waste, DDPW crews may not collect yard waste on the specified day or week that bags are placed at curbside. Residents should leave their bags at the curb until collected and will not be ticketed.

Residents are reminded that yard waste placed in plastic bags will not be collected. Citizens should place properly contained yard waste at the curb on their weekly collection day.

Effective Nov. 5, DDPW switched to fall/winter hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its four drop-off locations. A fifth location, J. Fons Transfer Station, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents can use the drop-off locations to discard bulk items, yard waste, tires (limit of four) and recyclable items. These hours are in effect from now through the end of March.

If yard waste must be disposed of immediately, residents are encouraged to take their yard waste to any of the five free DPW drop-off locations:

  • Southfield Yard, 12255 Southfield Service Drive: Open Monday through Saturday
  • Davison Yard, 8221 W. Davison: Open Tuesday through Saturday
  • State Fair Yard, 19715 John R: Open Tuesday through Saturday
  • 5840 Anthon (between Cavalry and Campbell): Open Tuesday through Saturday
  • J. Fons Transfer Station, 6451 E. McNichols: Open Monday through Friday

All locations (except J. Fons) are closed from noon to 1 p.m. These drop-off locations are open to Detroit residents only with proper identification. There is a limit of 1,000 pounds (or one cubic yard) per household per day. The dity will not accept demolition, construction or remodeling debris (including shingles), household or commercial garbage, or tree stumps.

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