It's the true sign of winter in Dearborn: public service days and are over as of Friday, Dec. 2.
As such, residents are now permitted to park on the street on their designated trash day.
Public Service Days, during which the city requires residents to keep their parked vehicles off residential streets if it is a trash collection day in that neighborhood, are used for efficient street sweeping, tree trimming and other city services.
Public Service Days will be back in effect on April 2. Leaf removal may resume next fall, pending 2012 budget discussions that may result in the elimination of the program.
Residents who have leaves remaining on their property may have their leaves picked up every week on their trash day until Dec. 16. Leaves must be put on the curb in 32 gallon containers marked "yard waste," or in paper landscaping bags.
Yard waste stickers to mark your containers are available at . Paper yard waste bags do not need stickers.
Leaves in plastic bags or in cardboard boxes will not be picked up.