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West Hartford Public Works Open House and Paper Shredding Event is Saturday

Trucks at DPW Open House. (we-ha.com file photo)

The West Hartford Department of Public Works will hold its annual Open House during
National Public Works Week, with special events to include paper shredding, big trucks, and recycling tips.

Submitted by the Town of West Hartford

West Hartford’s Department of Public Works will hold its fifth annual Open House on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 17 Brixton St. in observance of National Public Works Week.

At the event children can sit in big trucks, while adults learn about disposing of household hazardous waste, safely shred confidential papers, and get all their questions answered.

Attendees can enter a free drawing for five yards of color-enhanced mulch from Supreme Forest Products, West Hartford’s Recycling Center operators. The winner may have the mulch picked up or delivered.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the West Hartford Food Pantry and help a neighbor in need.

During the Open House, Covanta Energy will hold a free residential paper shredding event for West Hartford residents. Held nearby on the Oakwood extension, confidential papers can be disposed of properly between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. This event is for residential purposes, and not for businesses.

Instituted in 1960, National Public Works Week calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The week of May 14-20, 2017, seeks to bring awareness to the often-unsung heroes of our society, the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.

The Department of Public Works is a critical municipal service that is responsible for maintaining the quality of life in West Hartford that we’ve come to enjoy. DPW is the agency that fixes the pothole on your street, removes your trash and recyclables, educates you on the newest item to recycle, collects your twigs and leaf bags, removes snow and makes street safe for driving, paves your neighborhood school’s parking lot, sweeps your street, changes the burnt out street light, maintains the cemeteries, cuts the grass at all the schools and town facilities, and operates the municipal parking lots.

For more information, call (860) 561-8100.

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