City of Detroit suspends yard waste collection for at least two weeks

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Beginning today, the city is Detroit is suspending curbside collection of yard waste for at least two weeks.

"I continue to say the citizens of Detroit continue to get a bad deal. I don't care what it is. We continue to get a bad deal and it's time for something new," says Veronica Moon, a frustrated resident of Rosedale Park on Detroit's west side.

The city says crews are suspending yard waste pickup because they will be busy collecting increased amounts of bulk items that have been set out during the month of July.

Bonnie Miller lives in the same neighborhood where many of the lawns and gardens are well-kept. "As long as it's only for two weeks. And as long as they're doing what they say they're going to do and that is to clean up bulk around the city. That's important," Miller told 7 Action News.

During this time, we're told residents can drop off yard waste at any of the DPW drop off sites at no cost.

The five DPW drop-off locations are:

Davison Yard — 8221 West Davison
Southfield Yard — 12255 Southfield Service Dr.
5840 Anthon between Cavalry and Campbell 
State Fair Yard — 19715 John R
J. Fons Transfer Station — 6451 E. McNichols

The drop-off locations are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Closed from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.)

J. Fons Transfer Station is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Southfield Yard location is open Monday-Saturday.

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