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Department of Public Works

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

Window Hours: 

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


Spring Yard Waste Pick-Up- Collections during the weeks of

April 11, May 9 and June 6


The West Hartford Department of Public Works is offering its Spring Yard Waste Collection one week a month during April, May and June. Place pine needles, pine cones, leaves, acorns, thatch, twigs, and dead plant matter in 30-gallon biodegradable paper bags and place the bags at the curb by 6 AM on your regular scheduled refuse collection day. Bundle branches under 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length with organic string, twine or rope. Branches exceeding these dimensions will not be collected. Lay bundles next to bags. Bags and bundles cannot weigh over 60 lbs. Material must be manageable for our collection crews. Click here for more information.

DPW Taking Questions and Comments Regarding SMART Waste Reduction Strategy

The Department of Public Works invites residents to submit questions and comments regarding a new approach introduced by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) to help with waste reduction called SMART.  Click here to learn more.



West Hartford Offers Residents E-Waste Collection at the Town's Yard Waste and Recycling Center

In the pursuit to offer residents better and more convenient ways to recycle, the Town of West Hartford is pleased to announce the acceptance of e-waste at the Yard Waste and Recycling Center. Read more.


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 

 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