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NEWS RELEASE:  1/8/2020


Christmas Tree Disposal:

For residents on the Town of Farmington's trash collection service, the Christmas tree collection is scheduled to start January 6, 2020 and will continue for approximately two weeks.  Please place your Christmas tree near the curb.  The Highway & Grounds Division of Public Works (not the trash collection service) will pick up the trees around the same day as your trash collection.  Winter weather may delay the pickup and residents should make sure their trees are not buried and are visible after a storm.  All plastic bags, stands, lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc., must be removed from the trees so they can be chipped safely with no contaminants.  Residents who do not have Town trash collection can bring their Christmas trees to the Tunxis Mead Compost Area on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., weather permitting.


Tunxis Mead Compost Area - Tunxis Mead Road, Farmington:

Due to weather conditions:  Winter Hours will be Effective December 11, 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.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Holiday Trash & Recycling Collection:

For residents who have trash and recycling through the Town's contractor (Waste Material Trucking Company), the trash and recycling schedule will be on a normal schedule and is not affected by the holiday. 

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.