Public Works Open House
Department of Public Works holds Open House during
National Public Works Week
Special events include regional paper shredding, big trucks, bike helmet raffle
West Hartford’s Department of Public Works will hold its first Open House on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at 17 Brixton Street in observance of National Public Works Week.
At the event children can sit in the big trucks, while adults learn about disposing of household hazardous waste, take a chance on a raffle for one of eight bicycle helmets, safely shred confidential papers, and get all their questions answered.
Instituted in 1960, National Public Works Week calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The week of May 20-26 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, educates you on the newest item to recycle, collects your twigs and leaf bags, paves your neighborhood school’s parking lot, sweeps your street, changes the burnt out street light bulb and operates the municipal parking lots.
During the Open House, the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, CRRA, will hold a free residential paper shredding event for residents in the region. Held nearby on the Oakwood ext, confidential papers can be disposed of properly between 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (No businesses, please.) While you are there, stop by the Open House!
Please bring a non-perishable food item for the West Hartford Food Pantry and help a neighbor in need. For more information, call (860) 561-8100.