Quick Saturday Recycling Tip: What To Do With Used Water Filters

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Water filters for pitchers, faucets or refrigerators are plastic and look like they belong in single stream recycling, but because of the filtering materials they contain, they do not. Always check with the manufacturer to see if they have a take-back program, but if they do not, put them them in the trash. ___________

This announcement is from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here. More tips from the Darien Recycling Center:

What to do with old smoke detectors
What to do with unwanted dry cleaning hangars
What to do with old sports equipment
What to do with food containers that still have food in them
How to dispose of air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers
What to Take Home from the Darien Recycling Center
What light bulbs can be recycled
Can any batteries not be recycled?

Swap Shop Rules Sign 11-11-17

Saturday Recycling Tips: How to Recycle and NOT Recycle at the Swap Shop

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Here are some tips for donating items to the Swap Shop at the Darien Recycling Center/Transfer Station. “The posted rules are simple: no smoking, no pets, no children under the age of one. Have fun swapping and/or shopping!” ___________

This announcement is from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here.

Darien Recycling Center Smoke Detectors 10-14-17

Saturday Recycling Tip: What To Do With Old Smoke Detectors

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Seventy-eight. That’s the number of old smoke alarms sent off for recycling since the collection bin was established in March of this year. Smoke alarms contain minute amounts of radioactivity and should not be thrown in household trash or put in with single stream recycling. Look for this bright yellow collection bin in the transfer station building! ___________

This announcement is from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information.

Return hangars 10-07-17

Saturday Recycling Tip: What to Do With Unwanted Dry Cleaning Hangars

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Unwanted hangers can be recycled in single stream or — even better — … ___________

 This announcement is from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here. ___________

… returned to your dry cleaner for reuse. #ReduceReuseRecycle

More tips from the Darien Recycling Center:

What to do with old sports equipment
What to do with food containers that still have food in them
How to dispose of air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers
What to Take Home from the Darien Recycling Center
What light bulbs can be recycled
Can any batteries not be recycled?

Garden hose recycling 09-01-17

Saturday Recycling Tip: What to Do With That Old Garden Hose

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If you want to give your old hose a bit more life before tossing, consider these reuse ideas. 

Unusable garden hoses, like this one, should be thrown in the trash. They “catch” in equipment at the sorting facility, and should never be placed in single stream. ___________

 This announcement is from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here. ___________

More tips from the Darien Recycling Center:

What to do with old sports equipment
What to do with food containers that still have food in them
How to dispose of air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers
What to Take Home from the Darien Recycling Center
What light bulbs can be recycled
Can any batteries not be recycled?

sports stuff in Swap Shop 08-18-17

Saturday Recycling Tip: Darien Swap Shop Has Sports Equipment, Household Goods & More

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Have you been to the new Swap Shop recently? Check out the sporting equipment, household goods and loads of books that have been dropped off by residents! #ReduceReuseRecycle

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— Recycling tips aren’t just about what you can drop off, but also what you can pick up and reuse from the recycling center.  This announcement is from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here. __________

More tips from the Darien Recycling Center:

What to do with food containers that still have food in them
How to dispose of air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers
What to Take Home from the Darien Recycling Center
What light bulbs can be recycled
Can any batteries not be recycled?

food containers recycling 07-08-17

Saturday Recycling Tip: How to Recycle Containers With Some Food Still in Them

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Our guidelines suggest that “recyclables must be loose, empty and no more than lightly soiled.” Containers with food left in them will be thrown in the garbage when they arrive at the sorting facility; ditto with closed plastic bags. Questions about recycling? Click here. __________

— This announcement is from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information.

Dump Sticker Renewal 06-24-17

Have Your Dump Permit? Fireworks Pass? Dog Registered? Beach Sticker? Where to Go, Online or in Town Hall

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Now is the time of year when, with deadlines approaching, you need to get a bunch of permits from Town Hall (or, in many cases, online). Here’s what you need to know for the most widely used permits:

Note: Town Hall at 2 Renshaw Road is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you can do any of these online, we’ll provide a link below. Dump Permit
The Darien Department of Public Works office is on the second floor, Room 208 (go up the stairs and turn left; the room is on the right). Phone: (203) 656-7346

From the Darien Public Works Recycling Center Web page:

The residential Darien Recycling & Refuse Center Permits are available for sale, the permits are valid beginning July 1st and expire on June 30th of each year.

Recycling Air Conditioners Dehumidifiers Refrigerators 06-10-17

Saturday Recycling Tip: How to Dispose of Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers

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Finally getting around to replacing that old air conditioner? Refrigeration equipment (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers) can be recycled at the Darien Recycling Center. A $15 Freon-recovery fee is required – pay cash or check to the scale house attendant or at the Department of Public Works (DPW) office at Town Hall. __________

— This announcement is from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here.

Darien Recycling Center Logo 05-20-17

Saturday Recycling Tip: What to Take Home from the Darien Recycling Center

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Recycling isn’t just about getting rid of stuff in the right way. If you want to reduce your “ecological footprint,” you can also take and use something that would have been thrown away, and you can do some of that at the Darien Recycling Center. Here are two ways:

Compost: Yours for the taking

Ever wonder what this large mound of “earth” is as you enter the the Darien Recycling Center? It is leaf compost, and if you’ve never used it, now is the perfect time to mix it in the soil around existing plantings, or while installing new ones. Leaf compost improves the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil — overall, an excellent soil conditioner!

Fluorescent broken bulb recycling center 04-28-17

Can Any Light Bulb Be Recycled in Darien? Saturday Recycling Tip

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All light bulbs can be recycled at the Darien Recycling Center, but care should be taken with fluorescents as they contain a small amount of mercury. What to do if one breaks? _____________

— This is an announcement from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here. Other recent recycling tips:

Can any batteries not be recycled?

Batteries Darien Recycling Ctr on Facebk 04-14-17

What to Keep in Mind About Recycling Batteries in Darien: Saturday Recycling Tip

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Here’s what you should know about recycling batteries at the Darien Recycling Center — any kind of batteries:

(And the amount of batteries already recycled there, just from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 is pretty amazing.)

All types of batteries can be recycled at the Darien Recycling Center — no need to remember which ones can safely be disposed of with trash, which should be returned to retailers for recycling or which type should be saved for Household Hazardous Waste Day (HHWD). In FY-16, more than 5 tons of batteries were recycled through our facility! _____________

— This is an announcement from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here. Other recent recycling tips:

Which paints are accepted and which types aren’t.

Paint Recycling Darien Recycling Center 04-08-17

What Paints, Paint Products You Can & Can’t Recycle: Saturday Recycling Tip

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A few important reminders when dropping off paint and paint products for recycling:

Darienite.com editor’s note:

Paint is not accepted for Darien’s Household Hazardous Waste Day program, on June 3 this year. Here’s when nearby communities are holding Household Hazardous Waste Day programs, starting April 29 in Weston. _____________

— This is an announcement from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here. Other recent recycling tips:

Four Ways to do Single Stream Recycling Better
Old Appliances Like Washers, Dryers & Stoves
Recycle old smoke detectors.

Single Stream Recycling Center 04-01-17

Saturday Recycling Tip: Four Ways To Do Single Stream Recycling Better

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Single stream recycling simplifies how recycling is done by allowing paper, cardboard, plastic, metal & glass to be “co-mingled,” or in one bin. A few reminders, however:
1) RECYCLABLES MUST BE LOOSE — never contained in a closed bag;

2) CARDBOARD should be FLATTENED;

3) LARGER PLASTIC ITEMS should be recycled in the “LARGE PLASTIC ITEMS” drop-off;

4) PLASTIC BAGS should be BUNCHED TOGETHER inside another bag – never loose. These simple steps facilitate operations at the sorting facility, and ensure that the materials you’ve made the effort to recycle are actually recycled! _____________

— This is an announcement from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook. Like that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here.