Darien Public Works’ spring bulk pick-up program now open for appointments

The Darien Department of Public Works bulk pick-up program by appointment is now ongoing this spring. Pickup will be by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will end on June 12. Each residence is restricted to a single pickup per calendar year.

Items are limited to those too large for transport by a passenger car or SUV. Residents should have their debris placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of their scheduled pickup. No pickups will be made at addresses on private streets (unless property has road frontage on public street and material is placed along public road frontage).

The following items will not be accepted: Hazardous waste; sealed containers or barrels; liquid wastes and paint (paint disposal at transfer station); propane tanks, fire extinguishers or other pressure vessels; pathological or medical waste; logs, stumps, leaves, grass clippings, and brush; batteries; and drywall (gypsum board, sheetrock or wall board) .

Wood items must be less than 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter. Refrigerators, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners require a refrigerant sticker which may be purchased in advance for a fee of $15, at the Department of Public Works in the Town Hall (2 Renshaw Road) or at the scale house (126 Ledge Road). If purchasing the refrigerant sticker at the scale house, please bring exact change.Please remove refrigerator doors for safety and affix sticker onto device.