Spring yard waste collection in West Hartford

April 30-May 11, 2007

The annual town-wide spring yard waste collection program is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 30th and continue for two weeks through Friday, May 11th, weather permitting. Public Works crews will begin in the Monday refuse collection area on Monday and proceed to the Tuesday refuse collection area on Tuesday until completing the Friday refuse collection area on Friday each week. Biodegradable 30-gallon paper bags of spring yard waste should be placed separately from your weekly trash. Please do not place the paper bags out before the collection.

Crews will only collect spring yard waste in biodegradable 30-gallon paper bags. Residents should have their bags at the curb by 6:00 AM on their refuse collection day. Acceptable items include: leaves, thatch, twigs, pine cones, pine needles, acorns and remains of last year’s annuals and perennials. Unacceptable items include: branches, soil, trash, grass clippings, rocks, bulky items or metal items. Yard waste placed in plastic bags, trash cans, cardboard boxes or other containers will not be collected.

Branches can be bundled and tied into 4-foot lengths and placed out with your trash on your refuse collection day. Grass clippings, branches over 4″ in diameter, logs and concrete can be brought to the Recycling Center on Brixton Street for disposal. There is a minimum charge of $7.00 to dispose of grass clippings.

2007 Spring Clean up Schedule

Refuse Collection Day

First Collection

Second Collection


April 30

May 7


May 1

May 8


May 2

May 9


May 3

May 10


May 4

May 11



Filed under News, public works, West Hartford, yard waste

3 responses to “Spring yard waste collection in West Hartford

  1. elaine strickland

    4 ft bundled branches were placed curbside on May 8 (my collection day), They were NOT picked up, although branches in proper bags were. I called public works on Friday to inquire why they were not picked up and was told by (female) employee that the town no longer did this. As info detailing this service appears both on website and channel 21, what am I to believe?
    75 west point terrace 06107

  2. eafinct

    When the new garbage barrels were given out, the instructions said that branches would only be picked up if they were in the garbage barrels, no other way. My understanding about the leaf bags is that you are not supposed to put any branch more than 4 inches long in them.

  3. eafinct

    If you will note, the date on this story is 2007, prior to when the new garbage barrels were given out. This is the old policy.

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