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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!

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Darien Swap Shop at Recycling Center to Get a New Building

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IT’S OFFICIAL! The Town of Darien has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) to upgrade the Swap Shop. __________

— This announcement from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook was first reported by Darienite on Aug. 27. We see this old news being reported elsewhere, based on a Friday news release from our state legislators.