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

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In 2017 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, 2017, 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 Tuesday through Friday pick-up. Tuesday’s collections will be done on Wednesday, Wednesday’s collections will be done on Thursday, with each remaining day of the week one day later. Collection on Monday, July 3 is not impacted. Visit the website www.painesinc.com or call Paine’s, Inc. at (860) 844-3000 with any questions.

Weekly recycling begins effective July 1; there are no more A and B designations and residents should put out their blue barrel with their trash barrel every week.

The following will be closed on Tuesday:

  • West Hartford Town Hall and other town offices
  • West Hartford Public Library
  • 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 mall, 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

Enjoy the holiday!

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