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Thanksgiving Week Trash and Recycling Schedule — November 18, 2021

Trash and recycling schedules for the Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Day-After Thanksgiving Day,  Friday, November 26, 2021 Holidays

Thursday, November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day Holiday will be picked up the day before on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021 Day-After Thanksgiving Day Holiday will be picked up on the following Monday, November 29, 2021

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GUC-WPCA Sewer Rate Public Meeting – November 8, 2021 — November 9, 2021

City Mask Mandate Lifted November 9th — November 8, 2021

The City of Groton has been working closely with Ledge Light Health District to monitor the COVID rates in the region.  In response to decreased transmission rates, increased vaccination rates and the recommendation of Ledge Light Health District, the City of Groton will lift the mask mandate on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 throughout the City.  First responders will continue to follow the current departmental policies.  Although the mask mandate has been lifted, LLHD strongly recommends that all individuals, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, continue to wear masks indoors.   Thank you for your continued support.

Veteran’s Day Trash/Recycling Pickup – November 12th — 

Due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday on Thursday, November 11th all trash and recycling normally picked up on that day will instead be picked up on Friday, November 12th. Please plan accordingly.

Bright Lights, Big City of Groton Savings on New LED Lights in Washington Park — October 29, 2021

Fall Leaf Collection — 

It’s that time of year again, and we are here to help you out. Leaves will be collected each Wednesday until December 8th.pile of leaves

  • Wednesday, November 3,, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • wednesday, November 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 – No Leaf Collection
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (Final Leaf Collection for Fall)


Please do not sweep your leaves into the street or road. Leaves accumulate into the catch basins and clog them up creating drainage problems. Pick the leaves up and put them out on the days above. Your help with this situation will be greatly appreciated. Together we can all keep our City Beautiful!

Place leaves only in biodegradable paper bags, trashcans or cardboard boxes not larger than thirty-five (35) gallons.

Note: Grass Clippings are no longer acceptable at the landfills – compost or mulch on lawn.  Do not blow grass clippings in the street – they accumulate into the catch basins and clog them up creating drainage problems.   We cannot take grass clippings with the leaf pickup or trash collection.

Place tree twigs or hedge trimmings in with regular trash.

Millstone Power Station Evacuation Assessment Survey — October 19, 2021

The public is asked to participate in an electronic survey intended to help better identify behavior during potential emergency situations requiring evacuation in the Emergency Planning Zone around the Millstone Power Station. This is part of the federal design/conduct requirements of a ten-year Evacuation Time Estimate project for each US commercial nuclear power plant. The survey includes both an English and a Spanish version.

The electronic survey can be accessed by clicking on the attached link below. Information gathered in this survey will be shared with Dominion Energy and local emergency management agencies to enhance emergency response plans.

Your input will be invaluable in creating a plan to enhance evacuation times. Thank you for your assistance.

Scarecrow Trail Contest Map and Voting Information — October 18, 2021

Scarecrow Trail 2021












The entry deadline has passed so now it’s time to check out all the wonderful decorations that city residents have put out on display. There are 22 total entries this year so there are plenty of choices when choosing the best. So get ready to hit the road, take a tour of the city and mark down your favorites.

Scarecrow Map


Thames Street Visioning Event – October 21, 3-6pm — October 14, 2021

Trash/Recycling Pick Up Change for Columbus Day Holiday — October 7, 2021

Due to the Columbus Day Holiday on Monday, October 11th trash and recycling normally picked up on that day will instead be picked up on Tuesday, October 12th. Please plan accordingly.