West Hartford Public Works will hold an open house and paper shredding event – We-Ha

Special events during the Public Works Open House will include paper shredding, big trucks, recycling tips and a food drive.


The West Hartford Public Works Department will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its premises at 17 Brixton Street, in observance of National Public Works Week.

At the event, children can sit in big trucks, while adults safely destroy confidential papers and get all their questions answered.

Entrants can enter a free draw for five yards of landscaping mulch of their choice from Supreme Forest Products, the operators of the West Hartford Recycling Center. The mulch will be delivered free of charge. Public Works will also have a free draw for a collection of bulky and metal waste.

Valley Green Shredding (in cooperation with Covanta Energy) will host a free residential paper shredding event for West Hartford residents from 8 a.m. to noon nearby on the Oakwood Extension. Confidential documents can be disposed of properly and safely. This event is for residents only, not businesses.

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Please note that the paper shredding event must be accessed through the Oakwood Avenue entrance to the Public Works, not the main Brixton Street entrance. If you are coming from New Park Road, turn onto Oakwood Avenue and go just past Brixton Street and follow the signs for the paper shredding event.

  • The event is for West Hartford residents only. Please bring ID.
  • The limit is TWO boxes of paper or equivalent (approximately 15x12x10)
  • No plastic bags
  • When the truck is full, the event ends

Please bring only sensitive documents. Before coming, please take the time to sort junk mail and other non-sensitive paper and envelopes that can be recycled in the blue bin at the curb. This is a very popular event and we want to accommodate all residents.

Thank you for participating and ensuring that your sensitive documents are not only securely shredded, but also recycled.

Open house and paper shredder attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the West Hartford Food Pantry to help a neighbor in need.

West Hartford DPW joins 34 other Connecticut communities in filling a public works truck with food and household items in support of local community food banks.

Established in 1960, National Public Works Week recalls the importance of public works in community life. The week of May 15-21, 2022 aims to raise awareness among professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.

The West Hartford Department of Public Works is an essential city department responsible for maintaining the quality of life we ​​enjoy. DPW is the agency that fixes the pothole on your street, removes your trash and recyclables, lets you know about the latest item to recycle, picks up your twigs and bags of leaves, clears snow, and makes the streets safe for driving. , paves your neighborhood school parking lot, sweeps your street, changes burned-out street lights, maintains cemeteries, cuts grass at all schools and city facilities, and operates municipal parking lots.

For more information, call 860-561-8100.

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