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Leaf Collection & Vouchers

The Town’s fall residential leaf collection program will begin Monday, October 31st and run through Friday, December 16th. All Yard Waste Collections will end on Friday, October 28th with only leaves picked up after this date.

Leaf Voucher Information 

The Town of West Hartford has streamlined its Residential Leaf Voucher system. Leaf vouchers allow private contractors to dispose of leaves from West Hartford residential properties at the Town’s Yard Waste and Recycling Center free of charge.

The form asks for the resident’s name, address, phone, and contractor’s information. Resident’s phone number must be provided.  Once the information is submitted, resident’s will need to print a copy of the permit and provide it to their contractor.  This copy will need to be provided to staff of the Yard Waste and Recycling Center for entry and disposal.

Private contractors will be required to provide the Yard Waste and Recycling Center with the name and address of their residential customer represented on the voucher. Leaves cannot be disposed without a valid voucher. Vouchers are valid for ten (10) business days from receipt.

After 10 days, the resident would need to reapply for a new voucher which gives the contractor permission to make another disposal of leaves from their property. This process would be repeated throughout the leaf collection program.

Residents may use as many vouchers as needed during the collection period but must obtain the
voucher prior to the contracted work. This year’s collection period runs from October 28, 2022 through December 16, 2022.

Contractors should note the program is for leaves only. Loads with material other than leaves, including sticks and brush, are subject to rejection or associated tip fee.

Click here to obtain a Leaf Voucher or call the Leaf Line at 860-561-8149.

Bagged Leaf Collection

Each fall the Town of West Hartford offers residential properties a bagged leaf collection program for weekly pickup, weather permitting.  Leaves will also be collected when placed in a marked Yard Waste cart purchased through the Town. Yard Waste barrels may be purchased online 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.