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Trash and Recycling Pick-up Delays and Fourth of July Closings in West Hartford

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In 2023 the Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday, and most public and private offices are closed while many retail operations are open.

By Ronni Newton

Tuesday, July 4, 2023, is a federal holiday, and most non-retail businesses will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Trash and recycling collection (this is a “B” week), “B” week recycling, and yard waste, metal and bulky collections will be delayed by one day beginning Tueday, July 4. Monday’s collections will be on schedule but Tuesday’s will be on Wednesday, Wednesday’s collection will be on Thursday, etc.  Visit the website www.painesinc.com or call Paine’s, Inc. at 860-844-3000 with any questions.

Also in recognition of the July 4th holiday, Town Hall and other town offices, Yard Waste & Recycling Center, community center, senior centers, and libraries will closed on Tuesday, July 4. Town camps will not operate on Tuesday either.

The following will also be closed on Tuesday:

  • State offices
  • DMV
  • Most banks
  • Financial markets
  • State Courts
  • Federal offices
  • United States Post Office

The following will be open on Tuesday but may have special hours of operation:

  • Many retails stores, including Westfarms, but checking in advance is advised
  • Most drug stores
  • Most liquor stores
  • Most supermarkets
  • State and municipal parks
  • Beaches

There are no (authorized) fireworks displays in West Hartford. Click here for safety information about fireworks and a link to area displays.

Enjoy the holiday!

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