On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starting April 9, Darien Department of Public Works crews will be picking up bulky items for residents who make appointments on the town website.
But you can’t get a pickup on April 9 because that date has already been filled up and is no longer available — apparently people who wound their way into the town government website got there before you. The first available date is now Wednesday, April 10.
Darienite.com is telling you now so you don’t get delayed if you want an early pickup. You’ve got this weekend and the next to get your bulky undesirables ready and at the curb.
The free service continues to June 12, and you get one pickup a year.
“Items are limited to those too large for transport by a passenger car or SUV,” the DPW says in an announcement on the town website.
Here’s the announcement from the DPW:
The Darien Department of Public Works will continue its bulk pickup program by appointment again this Spring. Pickup will be by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning April 9 and ending on June 12, 2019.
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.
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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:
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.
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 at Darien Recycling Center (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.
Schedule Your Pickup on the Town Website
Residents are urged to utilize the Town’s website and QAlert system to schedule pickup appointments.
Just go to DarienCT.gov, click on citizen service requests on the home page, follow prompts and fill in the blanks.
[Darienite.com editor’s note: You can also call (scroll down to the bottom for the number), but the DPW really wants you to use the town website — it reduces time spent by town employees and saves the town money.]
Detailed instructions are:
1. Enter the town website and click on citizen service requests icon.
2. Enter your address where prompted.
3. Click “Next.”
4. In type of issue, select “Bulk Pickup Appointment.”
5. Select date of requested pickup under “Bulk Pickup Date Request.”
6. In comments section you may write anything that you would like to convey to the DPW regarding your pickup. 7. Click “Next.”
8. Fill in your first and last name and email address and phone number.
9. Click on “Create Request.”
10. If you are unable to enter your information, you must use Google Chrome. We will confirm your appointment in advance.
Residents without email access or any questions should contact the Department of Public Works office directly at 203-656-7346. We will be happy to assist you by phone. Thank you!
Editor’s note: The time stamp was changed on this article to put the link higher on the Home page and in the daily newsletter. It was originally published at 11 a.m.