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Bulk pickup begins April 6

The Darien Department of Public Works' bulk pickup program begins April 6.

Pickup is by appointment only on Tuesday and Wednesday. The program ends June 7.

Each residence is restricted to a single pickup per calendar year. Pickup 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 a public street.

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

Wood 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, which may be paid at the Department of Public Works in Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road, or at the scale house. If purchasing the refrigerant sticker at the scale house, bring exact change. Residents are asked to remove refrigerator doors for safety and affix sticker onto the device.

Residents are urged to use the town's website, www.darienct.gov, and QAlert system to schedule appointments.

Once requested, residents will receive an email confirmation within minutes. By the Friday preceding the preferred pickup date, residents will receive a confirmation notice or another suggested pickup date. Residents without email access should call George Swift at 203-656-7374 and leave a voice mail message.

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