Trash Collection Changes for Christmas and New Year's Holidays

Updates from West Hartford's Department of Public Works, and changes to the regular trash and recycling collection schedule due to the upcoming holidays.

The Christmas and New Year's holidays fall on Tuesday this year, and the Town of West Hartford is advising residents that trash, recycling, and bulky collection will be impacted for all households other than those on the Monday collection schedule.

For the week of Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, Monday collection will be as scheduled but the remainder of the collections will be one day later than regularly scheduled. Tuesday's collection will be on Wednesday and so forth.

For additional information visit the Paine's website, www.painesinc.com or call Paine’s, Inc. at 860-844-3000 with any questions.

In addition, the Department of Public Works would like residents to be aware of the following important information:

Annual Fall Curbside Bagged Leaf Collection has ended

Residential curbside collection ended on Dec. 21, 2012.

Property owners still in need of leaf disposal after Dec. 21 may utilize the Recycling Center during normal hours. Use of the Recycling Center requires an annual permit or day pass. Details and hours of operation can be found on the Recycling Center web page.

Recycling Center hours for December through March

Effective Dec. 17, 2012, Recycling Center Hours will be Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours will resume in late March.

The Recycling Center will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec. 25; Monday, Dec. 31; and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Effective Dec. 27 through late March, the gate to the residential drop off area will be closed. Access will be detoured to the scale house. Vehicles are required to stop at the scale house to verify permits.

Winter Sand available for free

Winter sand is available for property owners in the residential drop off area. Sand is free.

  • Property owners with annual yard waste permits may access sand in the drop off area at any time during normal hours.
  • Property owners without annual permits must stop at the Public Works office during normal work hours for a free day pass.

Property owners are limited to no more than the equivalent of five, five-gallon pails of sand per day, regardless of vehicle size.


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