Darien's Single Stream Recycling

What is single stream recycling? What materials are acceptable? The Darien Department of Public Works implemented “Single Stream Recycling (SSR),” in May of 2012.  Single Stream Recycling allows us to mix all recyclables in one container and eliminates the need to separate paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal. Single stream recyclables must be loose, empty, and no more than lightly soiled. In addition to greater convenience for residents, single stream recycling has vastly increased the number and types of materials that can be recycled.  A detailed list of single stream recyclables can be found on the town website: www.darienct.gov. This guide fully outlines all materials that can be recycled and also what not to recycle. Remember, not only is recycling essential in lowering disposal costs and protecting the environment, it is the law!