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Department of Public Works

  Pubic Works Business Office Closed November 27th- Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Public Works Business Office at 17 Brixton Street will be closed Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th. 
Address & Phone:
17 Brixton Street
West Hartford, CT 06110
(860) 561-8100
Fax: (860) 561-8141 

Yard Waste and Recycling Center Holiday Hours-

Thanksgiving- November 26, 2015 - Closed.

Christmas Eve- December 24, 2015 - 7:00am until 12pm.

Christmas Day- December 25, 2015 - Closed.

New Years Eve- December 31, 2015 - 7:00am until 12pm.

New Years Day- January 1, 2016 Closed.

Window Hours:
8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Monday through Friday 
John Phillips, Director 
Thanksgiving Holiday Trash Delay- Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, trash, “A” week recycle, and metal collections will be delayed one day after the holiday. The normal Thursday collection will be done on Friday, November 27, 2015 and Friday’s collection will be done on Saturday, November 28, 2015. No other collection days are effected during this holiday week or the following week. Please check our website, www.painesinc.com or call Paine’s, Inc. at (860) 844-3000 with any questions.


West Hartford Yard Waste and Recycling facility to extend fall hours- Extended Saturday hours for fall yard material drop-off at the Town of West Hartford Yard Waste and Recycling Center begins starting Saturday October 31, 2015. The facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays until the end of December, weather permitting. Regular hours of Monday and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will also remain in effect.
New this fall, box springs, mattress and textiles are now accepted at the center with a valid permit. Read more
Fall Leaf Collection Information- The collection of bagged leaves will begin the week of October 26th.  Click here for more information.

Public Works Announces New Operator of the Yard Waste and Recycling Center-

The Town of West Hartford Public Works Department is pleased to announce the selection of Supreme Forest Products as the new operator of the Yard Waste and Recycling Center located at 25 Brixton Street. Supreme Forest Product’s (Supreme) brings 33 years’ experience managing green waste and offers municipalities a complete solution to the collection, management and disposal of yard waste.
During the month of September, Supreme will take on full service operation and management of the facility.   Supreme plans to improve and expand the recycling center to make it more functional, valuable and customer-oriented facility for the town’s residents as well as maintain the functionality and access for the commercial sector.
The Yard Waste and Recycling Center will be open on Mondays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. through noon from through the middle of September, and 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. from mid-October through mid-December for residential drop-off. The center will continue to accept vouchers through the Town’s voucher program and will accept commercial material Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm and on Saturday from 8:00 am through noon through middle of September and 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. from mid-October through mid-December.

Help Prevent Contamination of our Local Waterways-

As a dog owner, you can help prevent contamination of local waterways and parklands from dog waste by picking up after your dog. After picking up the dog waste, it should be placed in a trash receptacle or a place specifically reserved for dog waste. Never throw dog waste into the grates in the street - these grates are catch basins, which are part of West Hartford’s underground storm drain system.     






The Department of Public Works Improves Operations with Technology New applications make citizen requests and work management more efficient 

The Town of West Hartford is introducing YourGOV, an innovative citizen request application that allows community members to conveniently report non-emergency issues and service requests using the web or a smartphone. Read more


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