Town to Switch to Single-Stream Recycling July 1

Starting July 1, the Department of Public Works will switch over to single-stream recycling for New Canaanites who drop off their recyclables at the Transfer Station at Lakeview Avenue. Many other towns in the Fairfield County area such Darien, Norwalk and Stamford have already switched to single-stream to make it easier on residents. New Canaan is now trying to do the same, officials say. Right now, residents sign on with private haulers to collect trash and (many) bring their own recyclables to the Transfer Station to sort them. In single-stream recycling, a contracted company could send a collection truck to pick up from a designated, distributed bin commingled paper, plastic, glass and other recyclable materials.