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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 

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.

Labor Day Trash Delay Info-

Due to the Labor Day holiday on September 7, trash, recycle, bulk and metal collections during the week of September 7 through September 11 will be one day late after the holiday. Monday’s collections will be done on Tuesday; Tuesday’s collections will be done on Wednesday, with each remaining day of the week during this week being one day later. Please check our website, www.painesinc.com or call Paine’s, Inc. at (860) 844-3000 with any questions.  

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.     


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