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

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In 2019 the Fourth of July falls on a Thursday, and most public and private offices are closed while many retail operations are open.

By Ronni Newton

Thursday, July 4, 2019, is a Federal holiday, and most non-retail businesses will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day beginning July 4 for those with Thursday and Friday pick-up. Thursday’s collections will be done on Friday and Friday’s collection will take place Saturday. Collection earlier in the week is not impacted. Visit the website www.painesinc.com or call Paine’s, Inc. at 860-844-3000 with any questions.

This is the week that West Hartford has returned to bi-weekly recycling pick-up. This is an A-week. Click here to check the Paine’s website if you’re not sure whether your street is “A” or “B.”

In recognition of the July 4th holiday, Town Hall and other town offices, Recycling Center, community center, senior centers and libraries will closed on Thursday, July 4.

The following will also be closed on Thursday:

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

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

  • Many retails stores, including Westfarms (10 a.m.-6 p.m.), but checking in advance is advised
  • Most drug stores
  • Most liquor stores
  • Most supermarkets
  • West Hartford parks and public pools at Beachland, Fernridge, Kennedy, and Eisenhower parks, as well as splash pads at West Hartford parks
  • State and municipal parks
  • Beaches

There are no (authorized) fireworks displays in West Hartford. Click here for a summary prepared by the Hartford Courant of Fourth of July celebrations, including fireworks, throughout the state.

Enjoy the holiday!

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