100 trash trucks set for city blitz Saturday, Aug. 30 to collect flood-damaged materials
|Flood damaged furniture piles up on a front lawn in east Dearborn.|
On Thursday, the city announced that 100 trash trucks will be picking up and carting away flood damaged materials at curbs across the city during a comprehensive sweep on Saturday Aug. 30. Residents with flood damaged materials should have their items at the curb by 7 a.m. on Saturday.
To allow sanitation trucks and crews easy access to flood-damaged trash, residents are asked to keep their parked vehicles off the streets every day in areas with curbside debris, but especially on Saturday during the sweep.
Police will be assisting in the process of keeping streets clear of parked vehicles in order to accommodate this massive effort to safely and efficiently remove the remaining flood-damaged items from curbs.
A vehicle parked in a way that interferes with bulk pickup will be towed at the owner’s expense.
It is expected that the Saturday, Aug. 30 sweep will allow crews to complete the removal of all flood-damaged materials set out by 7 a.m. that day.
Residents are reminded to remove or pound nails from wood and paneling so that collection crews can safely pick up flood-damaged materials. Items that pose a threat to the safety of crews will not be collected.
No household hazardous materials will be collected at the curb. This includes paint cans with liquid still in them, some household cleaners and pesticides.
Residents who are not able to place all of their flood-damaged items by 7 a.m. Saturday should call the Sanitation Division at 943-2433 to schedule a special pickup for their damaged materials at a later time.