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NEWS RELEASE:  11/5/19

Veterans Day Holiday Trash and Recycling - Normal collection schedule:

For residents who have trash and recycling collection by the Town's contractor (Waste Material Trucking Company), there will be no change in your collection day during the week of November 11-15, 2019.  Please be sure your carts are placed at the curbside the night before your normal collection day.

Tunxis Mead Compost Area - Tunxis Mead Road, Farmington:

Tunxis Mead Compost Area will be open on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

The Tunxis Mead Compost Area is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m -12:00 p.m. (noon), 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 Compost Area.  Landscapers and contractors are not allowed to pick up this material.  Please call 860-675-2550, during inclement weather.


Fall Leaf Collection:

The Fall leaf collection began on Monday, November 4, 2019.  For further details, please click on link:

Fall Leaf Collection


Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling/Shredding:

The Town of Farmington is again 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. The final 2019 Household Hazardous Waste / Electronic Recycling / & Shredding Collection Date is scheduled for:

  • November 9, 2019  @ Simsbury Public Works Facility, 66 Town Forest Road, Simsbury, CT

Also, on the same dates and locations listed above, there will also be FREE collections for the residents of these 5 towns for:

  • Electronics Recycling
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Personal Document Shredding (please limit yourself to 2 boxes) - Please Note:  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until the truck is full


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 snowplows.