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Christmas and New Year’s Trash Delays and Other Schedule Changes in West Hartford

West Hartford Town Hall. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Trash and recycling will be delayed by one day for residents in all collection areas, and Town Hall and other Town of West Hartford facilities have adjusted hours due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

West Hartford Town Hall. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

West Hartford Town Hall. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Submitted by the Town of West Hartford

Trash and Recyclables

The Christmas and New Year holidays will be officially observed on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, and Monday Jan. 2, 2017. The collection of trash, recyclable items and bulky/metal waste will be delayed one day. For Christmas week, Monday’s trash, B-week recycle and bulky/metal collections will be done on Tuesday with all other days being one day later. For New Years, Monday’s trash, A-week recycle and bulky/metal collections will be done on Tuesday with all other days being done one day later than normal.

Please check Paine’s website, www.painesinc.com or call Paine’s, Inc. at (860) 844-3000 with any questions.

Post-Holiday Cardboard and Box Drop-off:

For residents with more post-holiday cardboard and boxes than will fit in their recycling barrel, the Town of West Hartford is offering a special holiday box and cardboard drop-off on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the University of Connecticut-Greater Hartford Campus parking lot on Trout Brook Road (snow date: Jan. 7). Follow these recycling guidelines:

  • Breakdown/flatten or collapse boxes
  • Cardboard needs to be clean
  • Remove all non-cardboard material prior to drop-off (Styrofoam, wrapping paper, packing material and plastic)

Click here for more details.

Yard Waste and Recycling Center

Starting Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, the Yard Waste and Recycling Center will be closed on Saturdays. Saturday hours will return on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Standard hours of operation are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Municipal Facilities and Schools

Town Hall, West Hartford Public Schools administration offices, and recreation facilities will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.

West Hartford Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. Students will return to school on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

Libraries

All three public libraries will close early at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24 and will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26, 2016. For the New Year’s holiday, the libraries will close early at 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 and will be closed on Sunday, Jan. 1 and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.

Westmoor Park will be open with its regular weekend hours of 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Elmwood Community Center & Senior Center

Friday, Dec. 23: Close early at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24: Closed
Sunday, Dec. 25: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: Closed
Friday, Dec. 30: Regular hours (7 a.m.-8:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 31: Closed
Sunday, Jan. 1: Closed
Monday, Jan. 2: Closed

West Hartford Senior Center

Friday, Dec. 23: Close at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24: 8 p.m.-noon
Sunday, Dec. 25: Closed
Monday, Dec. 26: Closed
Friday, Dec. 30: Close at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31: 8 a.m.-noon
Sunday, Jan. 1: Closed
Monday, Jan. 2: Closed

Veterans Memorial Skating Rink

  • Saturday, Dec. 24 Public Skating Sessions: 10:15-11:30 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1:15-2:30 p.m.; 2:45-4 p.m., 4:15-5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day: Closed
  • Saturday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Public Skating Sessions: 3:15-4:45 p.m.; 5-6:15 p.m., 6:30-8 p.m. (DJ Skate)
  • Sunday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day Public Skating Sessions: 1:30-2:45 p.m., 3-4:15 p.m., 4:30-5:45 p.m., 6-7:15 p.m.

Cornerstone Aquatics Center

Saturday, Dec. 24: Open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25: Closed
Saturday, Dec. 31: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 1: 1-5 p.m.

Rockledge Golf Course

Rockledge Golf Course closed for the season on Dec. 12, 2016. The Golf Shop will remain open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for holiday gift shopping including gift certificates, golf clubs, apparel and much more. Gift certificates are also available at the Customer Service desk in the Town Hall lobby, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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