DEARBORN – Dearborn’s government is reminding residents that the city has returned to normal curbside bulk pickup, which may mean that a special pickup is needed for people that are still removing large amounts of flood-damaged materials from their homes.
Residents should call 313-943-2150 for specific details, and for an assessment from the Sanitation Division regarding the amount of their discarded items. The cost of a special pickup begins at $60.
Dearborn returned to its normal operations for bulk pickup at the curbside on Aug. 16. Special pickups are designed for very extensive amounts of discarded materials that residents are setting at the curb.
A certain amount of bulk materials set at the curb are just automatically collected for free under the contract with GFL. That had been the normal operations in prior to the flooding. Calling 313-943-2150 should provide clarity for individuals uncertain if their flood-damaged items will qualify for free pickup.
The city of Dearborn is continuing to work with a charity partner that is assisting elderly or disabled residents unable to clear their basements by themselves. In those cases served by the charity, Dearborn will continue picking up bulk items at the curb.
Residents still have an opportunity from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 to bring flood damaged materials to the DPW Yard, 2951 Greenfield, for free disposal. This is the last day that the DPW yard will allow trailers full of bulk items. Residents can also bring materials in any vehicle they have. Residents are asked to unload the materials themselves.