The Darien Department of Public Works will continue its bulk pickup program by appointment again this Spring.\u00a0 Pickup will be by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning April 4, \u00a0and ending on June 7, 2017.\u00a0 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 7:00 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). \u00a0The following items will not be accepted:\u00a0Hazardous waste, sealed containers or barrels; \u00a0liquid wastes and paint; propane tanks, fire extinguishers or other pressure vessels; pathological or medical waste; logs, stumps, leaves, grass clippings, and\u00a0 brush; batteries (bring to transfer station; and drywall (gypsum board, sheetrock or wall board). \u00a0Wood items must be less than four feet long and six inches in diameter. Refrigerators, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners require a refrigerant sticker with an additional fee of $15.00 which may be paid at the Department of Public Works in the Town Hall (2 Renshaw Road) or at the scale house.\u00a0 If purchasing the refrigerant sticker at the scale house, please bring exact change.\u00a0 Please remove refrigerator doors for safety and affix sticker onto device. \u00a0Residents are urged to utilize the Town\u2019s website and QAlert system to schedule pickup appointments at www.darienct.gov. Click on citizen service requests below the First Selectman\u2019s picture on the left, follow prompts and fill in the blanks.\u00a0 Detailed instructions are: Enter town website (www.darienct.gov) and click on citizen service requests icon. Fill in requested information, especially your email address if available (you do not need an account, you can skip that step). If you are unable to enter information, you may have to change settings on Internet Explorer or use Google Chrome.\u00a0 Select e-mail (if you have email address) or phone. Click on \u201ccontinue to request info\u201d and enter street number and name. Fill in your address (again) under \u201cwhere is the issue\u201d Click in field titled \u201cwhat type of issue\u201d and selections will appear.\u00a0 Select \u201cbulk pickup appointment\u201d. Click on \u201ccontinue with request\u201d and enter preferred date for pickup and back up date in case preferred date is not possible, in space provided. Click on \u201csubmit request\u201d.\u00a0 Residents will get an email confirmation acknowledging receipt of your request within minutes. By theFriday preceding your preferred pickup date you\u2018ll receive a confirmation notice or another suggested pick up date. Residents without email access should call George Swift directly at 203-656-7374 and leave a voice mail message.