DPWyardNEW2015The City of Dearborn’s DPW Yard is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of the month for free drop off of bulk waste that is not picked up at the curb in front of single-family homes. The next opportunity is March 16.

Bulk waste must be generated by single-family households. Proof of residency is required. Residents will be responsible for unloading their own vehicles.

New rules prohibit commercial operations from using this service.

The City cannot accept bulk debris from businesses, apartments or commercial operations at the DPW Yard. 

Commercial trucks, rental trucks, or utility and landscape trailers are prohibited from dropping off materials at the DPW yard. Also prohibited are materials transported on pickup trucks temporarily modified with wood planks to carry more bulk waste.

New rules restrict residents to one drop off per month

Residents will be limited to only one drop off visit per month.

Residents may also be required to fill out a form stating the source of the bulk waste. This form will be verified by the Property Maintenance and Development Services Department for proper permitting concerning move outs and certificates of occupancy, as well as permits for renovations, when required.

Acceptable items

Items accepted at the DPW yard from single-family residential properties include furniture and other non-hazardous household materials from large move outs; dirt, sod, sand, concrete and bricks; firewood, logs and stumps; bathtubs, laundry tubs, sinks and toilets.

A partial list of materials not accepted at the DPW yard includes fuel, tires, ammunition or refrigerators, microwaves or other appliances.

Hazardous materials are not acceptable for disposal either at the curbside or at the DPW Yard.

For more information, visit www.cityofdearborn.org.