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Fall Leaf Collection

Fall Leaf Collection will take place October 28th- December 27th 2019.

Each fall the Town of West Hartford offers residential properties a bagged leaf collection program for weekly pickup, weather permitting.  New this year, leaves will also be collected when placed in a marked Yard Waste cart purchased through the Town.  (To purchase a cart click here.

Each week on your regular refuse collection day crews will collect only leaves bagged in 30 gallon biodegradable paper bags placed at the curb or leaves placed in the specially marked cart. Below is a general list of guidelines covering our collection program. 

Which properties are eligible for bagged leaf/yard waste cart collection? 

  • Only properties receiving West Hartford trash collection.

Presenting bagged/cart leaves for collection 

  • Leaves can only be placed in 30 gallon biodegradable paper bags or yard waste cart. Plastic or other paper type bags will not be collected. 
  • As you bag your leaves or place them in the cart, place them at the curb even if it is in advance of your scheduled collection day. Crews will advance into other collection areas once they have completed their day’s assignment.
  • Bags and carts must be free of branches, sticks, rocks, dirt, grass and other debris and weigh less than 40 pounds or they will be marked for rejection and not collected. 
  • Leaves are a state mandate recycling item and cannot be placed in your refuse or recycling barrels. Refuse and recycling barrels containing leaves will not be collected. 

Collection of Leaves

  • Each residential property will receive collections on their regular scheduled refuse collection day, or as close to their day as possible. 
  • Bags/carts should be placed at the curb no later than 6 AM on your scheduled collection day. Bags/carts can be placed at the curb at any time in advance. 
  • There is no limit to the number of bags a resident can place at the curb.
  • Most collection areas are completed on the day they are scheduled.