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NEWS RELEASE:  2/8/17

PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY:  TRASH & RECYCLABLE COLLECTIONS:

For Farmington residents who have trash and recycling collections by the Town's contractor, there will be normal pickups of trash and recycling on Monday, February 20, 2017.  Reminder:  To ensure proper trash and recyclable pickups, all are required to be at curbside the night before your normal trash/recyclable pickup day.  Thank you.

REMOVAL OF BASKETBALL HOOPS, SOCCER GOALS, ETC., FROM TOWN ROADS:

Any and all sports equipment (basketball poles, hoops, soccer goals, etc.) located on or near the road must be removed immediately  The Town of Farmington will not be responsible for any damages caused to sports equipment from the Town's leaf machines or snowplows.  Thank you.

SANDBOX LOCATIONS:

The Farmington Highway and Grounds Division of Public Works placed sandboxes at the following locations:

  • East Farms Fire Station
  • Farmington Fire Station
  • Oakland Gardens Fire Station
  • Southwest Fire Station
  • Tunxis Hose Fire Station
  • Highway Garage, 544 New Britain Avenue, Unionville

This sand is for icy walkways, and is not intended for residents driveways.  To be considerate of others, please limit yourself to a 5-gallon container.  Commercial users are not allowed to remove sand from these sandboxes.

TUNXIS MEAD COMPOST AREA - Tunxis Mead Road, Farmington

Winter Hours:  Effective, Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the Tunxis Mead Compost Area is open 8 a.m. - 12 noon on Wednesdays ONLY, weather permitting.  Saturday hours will resume the Spring of 2017.  The gate closes promptly at noon.  Residents may bring leaves and brush directly to the Tunxis Mead Compost Area, which is located at the end of Tunxis Mead Road.  Also residents may pick up leaf compost and wood mulch from the Composting Area.  Landscapers and contractors are not allowed to pick up this material.  Please call 860-675-2550, during inclement weather.  Thank you

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE, ELECTRONIC RECYCLING & SHREDDING EVENTS:

The Town of Farmington is happy again to announce that we are working with the Towns of Avon, Canton, Granby and Simsbury to provide free Household Hazardous Waste Collections.  The collections will run from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and will be open to all residents of these towns.  Farmington residents will no longer be able to participate in any of the MDC household hazardous waste collections.  The three (3) collection dates and locations for the 2017 year are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ Farmington High School, 10 Monteith Drive, Farmington
  • Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ Simsbury Public Works Facility, 66 Town Forest Road, Simsbury
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ Simsbury Public Works Facility, 66 Town Forest Road, Simsbury

Also on the same dates and locations listed above, there will also be Free Collections for:

  • Electronics Recycling
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Personal document shredding - special hours:  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., or until the truck is full (please limit yourself to, two (2) boxes).