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Many City buildings closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27

The 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.

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

Recent rules prohibit commercial operations from using this service

As of March 2019, the City no longer accepts 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.

Rules restrict residents to one drop off per month

Residents are limited to 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, and refrigerators, microwaves and other appliances.

Hazardous materials are not acceptable for disposal either at the curbside or at the DPW Yard. Tires are not accepted at the curbside. Tires are not accepted at the DPW Yard unless a tire collection day is announced.