Everybody in Darien goes to "The Dump," making it a popular site for candidates for political office to campaign for…More election. Operated by the Department of Public Works (DPW), the Refuse Disposal & Recycling Center is actually a transfer station rather than a permanent dump or landfill. Services and features include garbage and recycling deposit, a free mulch pile and a swap shop where residents may leave or take useful household items.
The Dump is available by permit only to residents and commercial refuse collectors. Special permits and fees apply to hazardous items, such as refrigerators and air conditioners. For details about accepted items, dump permits and fees, visit the Refuse Disposal & Recycling Center Web site.