City of Salem & Mayor Kim Driscoll up for MassRecycle Award – We need your VOTE
SalemRecycles Committee and Mayor Kim Driscoll have been nominated for the MassRecycle Recycling Awards. MassRecycle, the statewide recycling coalition, has opened the polls for its 20th Annual Award Presentation to recognize outstanding recycling achievements.
Show your support for the Mayor and for the city’s recycling committee by casting your votes for them.
Click HERE to sign Up for this FREE program.
The 2-year pilot program started 4/16/14. 1000 households have signed up. Please help us reach our goal of 1,250 by June 2015. Don’t let food waste: scraps, bones, raw or cooked meats, seafood shells, dirty paper napkins, greasy parts of pizza boxes, etc. sit in landfill. A commercial organics digester can convert all these and more into nutrient rich soil/ compost that you can use in your garden or planters! Let us pickup organic waste from your FREE 12 gallon rolling toter weekly!
To sign up, just fill out the survey. “Salem has been on the forefront of many green initiatives and curbside composting will be yet another such program” said Mayor Kim Driscoll. About 21% of your trash is comprised of compostable material. Participants can retrieve a few gallons of nutrient rich garden-ready compost next year. For more info, click on the following links:
- Why is composting a good thing?
- Curbside Composting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Best Practices & Other Questions
Plastic Bag Recycling Rules Updated:
Sometime recycling “rules” change, and here are additions we think you’ll like! When you recycle plastic bags, you may now include Tyvek envelopes, as well as plastic cereal bags & box liners (all CLEAN, please). Get the updated list: PlasticBagRecycling 2-15
Your Recycling Questions Answered:
Watch Salem’s Mandatory Recycling Coordinator answer questions at the Commission for Disabilities meeting on SATV for year round recycling tips.
Cigarette Butts Recycle Program:
See these boxes around town? Please help keep Salem Clean, Get your BUTTS in there! 1st collection made on 12/4/14. “Cigarette waste is one of the most common forms of litter on our streets and sidewalks,” says Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll. “Having these receptacles available should provide us one more tool in our efforts to keep our city clean, while maintaining our commitment to being green and eliminating our overall trash output.” Read more.
Parks & Recreation Fall/Winter Catalog back cover has Info-graphics for Dual Stream & Plastic bags recycling to help you sort things out.
November Textile Recycling Event
Haunted Happenings Grand Parade
Mandatory Recycling Pizza box Update: 16 restaurants now use stickers that teach how to recycle a pizza box (RECYCLE the clean part, TOSS OUT the oily part): Damatas Pizza, Dominos Pizza, Sammy’s Pizza, Roast Beef & Seafood, Essex’s N.Y. Pizza & Deli, Londi’s Roast Beef Pizza & More, Amazing Pizza, Christina’s, Engine House, Flying Saucer, Fran & Diane’s, Mandees, North House of Pizza, Rizzo’s, Roasted Peppers, Salem House of Pizza, Vinny’s. Fran & Diane’s is the 1st to request and receive reorder stickers! If your pizza place would like to participate, please contact Jeff Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org. Steve’s Quality Market‘s recently added plastic bag Recycle bin. Thank you Steve’s!