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NEWS RELEASE:  3/27/17


For residents who have trash collection by the Town's contractor, the next Town-wide bulky waste collection week will be:  Monday, April 3rd through Friday, April 7th (on your day for trash pickup).  For additional information please download:   http://www.farmington-ct.org/departments/highway-grounds/bulk-waste-collection                                

TUNXIS MEAD COMPOST AREA - Tunxis Mead Road, Farmington

The Tunxis Mead Compost Area is open 8 a.m. - 12 noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting April 1, 2017, weather permitting.  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


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).