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NEWS RELEASE:  12/10/19


Tunxis Mead Compost Area - Tunxis Mead Road, Farmington:

Winter Hours Effective December 18, 2019: 

The Tunxis Mead Compost Area is open on Wednesdays only 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:

Due to weather conditions, the 2019 Fall Leaf Collection has completed with 2 complete rounds throughout the Town.

Fall Leaf Collection


Christmas & New Year's Holiday Trash & Recycling Collection:

For residents who have trash and recycling through the Town's contractor (Waste Material Trucking Company), the trash and recycling will be delayed by one day starting with the holidays, Wednesday, December 25th and Wednesday, January 1st.   

To ensure proper trash and recycling pickups, all are required to be at the curb the night before your normal trash/recycling day.


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.

Sandbox 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.