The City of Ferndale provides complimentary curbside leaf pickup to residential streets each fall between mid-October and the beginning of December (specific dates determined and will be announced at the beginning of each autumn). Every street receives pickups according to the schedule below. To have your leaves removed, simply rake them to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week and DPW will pick up by the end of the week.
We sure do. Leaves and other yard debris can be bagged in brown kraft recycling bags or canisters with clearly-marked recycling labels (available from the DPW office). Pickup happens weekly on your regular trash day between roughly April 1 and December 12. To recycle yard waste in between pickup seasons, please bring your bagged debris to SOCRRA Recycling Center, located at 995 Coolidge Hwy in Troy.
No. The City's leaf pickup trucks are not able to process sticks, branches, stones, and other such debris. Including these items in your leaf piles harms our machinery and creates a slower leaf pickup process for all. Please do us all a favor and keep your leaf piles pure.
Sticks, branches, and other similar yard debris can be placed out for yard waste recycling on your regular trash day. Make sure they're placed in brown paper recycling bags or canisters with clearly marked recycling stickers (available at the DPW office).
No need to call! With our new pickup schedule, DPW will service every street in Ferndale four times per season, between mid-October and the beginning of December. Rake your leaves out the weekend before your area's scheduled pickup and we'll be by before the end of the week. If you miss a week, no worries—just wait until the weekend before your next scheduled week.
The new pre-scheduled pickup service provides better, more organized coverage for all, which means we will no longer be able to handle on-demand calls/pickups. We appreciate you raking in accordance with our new schedule!
Our Department of Public Works (DPW) services all Ferndale residences. Simply rake your leaves to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week's pickup and DPW will be by before the end of the week to vacuum them.
The City of Ferndale's curbside leaf pickup runs annually from roughly the third week of October through the beginning of December. Dates vary by year; this year's dates and other important information is published on the leaf pickup page.
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