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Spring Yard Waste Collection begins week of April 6th, 2020

On April 6, 2020, The Department of Public Works will commence its Spring Yard Waste Collection.  Yard Waste Collection follows current bi-weekly residential recycling collection days.  Residents must put their yard waste out by 6:00 am on their recycling day. The program runs until the end of October.

Yard Waste is defined as:

  • Leaves
  • Pine needles
  • Pine cones
  • Acorns
  • Twigs
  • Dead plant matter
  • Thatch

Acceptable Yard Waste presentation:

  • 30-gallon biodegradable brown bags
  • Bundled branches and brush up to 4 inches in diameter and up to 4 feet in length accepted ONLY if bundled with organic twine
  • Brown Barrels (95 gallon barrels available for purchase - see details below)

Not Acceptable:

  • Bundles tied with wire, nylon or plastic (these items harm grinding equipment)
  • Yard waste bags contaminated with rocks, soil, grass clippings
  • Bags and bundled material LONGER than 4 feet
  • Bags and bundled material weighing MORE than 40 pounds

Brown Barrels can be purchased for $73.12

  • Call DPW at 860-561-8100 and order over the phone
  • Click here to purchase online by credit card on-line 24-hours/day 
  • In person at the Public Works Facility during business hours: Monday-Friday 7:30AM – 3:30PM. Cash and check accepted in person.

Separating Yard Waste from the green trash barrels greatly reduces the volume of trash sent to regional trash facilities and reduces the amount of methane gas released into the atmosphere. It’s a great way for West Hartford residents to contribute to West Hartford’s environmental sustainability efforts.

Thank you for participating!