Leaf Collection Program 2022 to Begin October 31

Leaf Collection Program 2022 to Begin October 31

East Hartford, CT— The Town of East Hartford will begin the annual curbside leaf collection program on Monday, October 31, 2022. The program will feature a one-time vacuuming of leaves placed in piles on a tree belt. Leaves will be vacuumed Monday through Saturday starting October 31st until all leaves are collected once along each street. The expected completion date is December 10, 2022.

The leaf collection program will commence on roads in the northwest corner of town in the area of Pitkin Street and then proceed north and east through the Burnham and Goodwin Street areas. Leaves will be vacuumed once along each street, weather permitting. Collection will proceed in a clockwise direction around town. There will be no leaf collection on two (2) Town-observed holidays—Veterans Day, November 11, 2022 and Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022.

The schedule for leaf pickup can be found on the Department of Public Works Weekly Advisory Map and on the Town's Facebook page. This map will show completed areas as well as the areas where leaf collection is anticipated the following week. Residents should note that the map is tentative and dependent on the weather and the speed of collection and should not be considered a set collection schedule. Progress of the collection is weather-dependent and will be affected by rain or snow. Snowfall before mid-December may cause a suspension or cancelation of leaf collection. The map will be updated with address-specific collection information, such as whether collection has been completed or is anticipated by close of business on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Residents, please look for leaf program lawn signs! Leaf collection lawn signs will be posted in neighborhoods to notify residents that curbside leaf pickup is coming, and to encourage raking to the curb and/or bag leaves in paper bags. This information will also be communicated via our EH Alert platform. Please register today at this link if you would like to receive a notification via text, call or email regarding the anticipated leaf pickup in your area.

Residents also have two (2) additional options for leaf disposal:

OPTION 1:  Curbside Brown Bag Collection for seven (7) weeks

  • Town crews will pick up leaves placed in biodegradable brown paper bags beginning October 31, 2022 through December 17, 2022 on your regular waste collection day, weather permitting. Leaves, in biodegradable brown paper bags only, will be collected weekly for seven (7) weeks. No grass clippings, branches or other waste items can be placed in the paper bags nor will the Town collect leaves in plastic bags. 

OPTION 2:  Resident Transport to The Transfer Station for FREE Disposal

  • Residents may also bring their leaves to the Transfer Station on Ecology Drive.  A valid proof of residency will be required when entering the Transfer Station with leaves only. Normal Transfer Station hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 7:15 A.M. to Noon and 12:30 to 2:45 P.M. and on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 8:00 A.M. to 1:45 P.M. 
  • Expanded hours will be available for resident access to the Transfer Station on the second and fourth Saturdays, November 12 and 26.  The expanded hours are for leaf drop-off only. Loose leaves or leaves placed in biodegradable paper bags are accepted for FREE and without a bulky permit. Leaves in plastic bags will not be accepted.

Leaf collection updates and progress maps will be posted on the Public Works webpage, Town webpage and Town Facebook. Please, subscribe to the Town website and follow Town of East Hartford on Facebook to get updates. For any additional information, please call Public Works, 860-291-7374.  Press #1 for the leaf information line or press #3 for Highway Services Division.

Instructions for using the Weekly Advisory Map:

 Enter your address in the search bar.

 The Map will show your property- click on it to pull up the anticipated collection week.

To find out if the leaf collection has already been completed in your area, please click on the road centerline, which will indicate if the street has been completed.

For any additional information, please call Public Works, 860-291-7374.  Press #1 for the leaf information line or press #3 for Highway Services Division.