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Department of Public Works

Address & Phone:
17 Brixton Street
West Hartford, CT 06110
(860) 561-8100
Fax: (860) 561-8141

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.     

Window Hours:
8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Monday through Friday 
John Phillips, Director 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection September 26th-

The MDC holds several collection dates for Household Hazardous Waste throughout the spring and fall each year and participating towns can partake in any collection date. This year West Hartford's collection will be held at 17 Brixton Street (Public Works Garage) on September 26th from 8:00 am to 1 pm.

In 2014, over 4300 MDC customers participated in 11 collection dates in which 4,375 gallons of flammable liquids, 5,170 gallons of liquid pesticides, 22 cubic yard boxes of solid pesticides and 177 cubic yards of oil-based and latex paint were among the materials collected.

For any questions, please contact the MDC’s Hazwaste Hotline at (860) 278-3809.

Click here for the 2015 Household Hazwaste Info Packet (pdf)


Yard Waste & Recycling Center Hours-

The Yard Waste & Recycling Center at 25 Brixton Street will be open 3 days a week beginning on April 1, 2015. Read more






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


 We are committed to providing our customers, the residents and business of West Hartford the safest most cost effective and timely delivery of maintenance services; by applying best practices, sound planning, and honest stewardship of public funds