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NEWS RELEASE:  6/15/2020


Tunxis Mead Compost Area - Tunxis Mead Road, Farmington:

Effective March 28, 2020:  The Tunxis Mead Compost Area will resume Saturday hours (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.).

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.


Simple Recycling Textile Recycling:

Effective Monday, April 27, 2020, Simple Recycling will resume collections of textiles on your normal recycling collection day.  Please be sure to place your pink bags at the curbside the night before your normal recycling day and it will be picked up by a separate truck on your recycling day.


Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling/Shredding:

The Town of Farmington is working with the towns of Avon, Canton, Granby, Simsbury, and Suffield 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 Collection date is: 


  • October 17, 2020 - at Simsbury Public Works Facility, 66 Town Forest Road, Simsbury, CT.


On the same dates and locations listed above, there will also be FREE collections for the residents of Avon, Canton, Farmington, Granby, Simsbury and Suffield:

  • Electronics Recycling
  • Used motor oil
  • Personal document shredding - hours are 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or until the trucks are full (please limit yourself to 2 boxes)