In an update Monday afternoon on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 First Selectman Fred Camillo shared news that the Dept of Public Works is keeping Holly Hill is open, but requests compliance with social distancing.
Reached by phone on Tuesday, Patrick Collins, the Superintendent of Holly Hill, said the busiest days at the transfer station are Friday and Saturday and urged residents to scheduled their visits on other weekdays.
“We had 1,000 people here on Friday and 1,000 people on Saturday,” Collins said.
“There will be a police presence here,” Collins added. “We’ll be closing the gates at the normal times. So if you’re in line waiting to get in the gate close to closing time, you’re not going to get in. Don’t bother waiting.”
The dump has new traffic patterns in place: Passenger vehicles will be directed through the recycling area for both trash and recycling drop off.
All commercial vehicles, pickup trucks, vehicles pulling trailers, utility vans, and any other cargo type vehicle will be directed to go over the scale.
There may be delays as staff manages traffic through the site, particularly on Saturdays.
The town is asking everyone to please be patient and respectful of everyone’s space.
No new permits are being issued at this time.
If residents do not have a permit, they must show valid driver’s license with a local address through the car window.
The Book Swap shed and Goodwill are closed and donations are not being accepted at this time. Please do not leave donations at either of these locations.
At Holly Hill the hours of operation continue to be Monday through Friday 7:00am to to 2:30pm and Saturdays 7:00am to 12:00 noon.
Please make every effort to limit your trips and come during the week as opposed to Saturday which is the busiest day at Holly Hill.