You can donate gently used grade 5 or below books for NuDay Syria, to be sent to refugee children in need until mid-April. See flyer bookdriveflyerCarWashDrop.
Reusable Bags Swap at Book Swap Event:
DEP Beyond the Bin
Click here to find out where you can donate worn clothing, outdated electronics and other items that don’t belong in your household recycling bin
Recycling Video Highlight:
White Goods Pick Up Days
Salem’s white goods are usually picked up on Thursdays. Call Waste Management at 800-972-4545 and follow the prompts to residential service to schedule your pick up.
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The Transfer Station at 12 Swampscott Road, typically open on weekends from spring through fall for Yard Waste Drop Off, is now closed for the winter season. We expect it to reopen in spring of 2017.
Residential trash and construction and demolition debris will not be accepted at the Transfer Station at this time. Residents who need to dispose of excess residential trash may purchase the City orange overflow bags for curbside collection. Overflow Bags are available for $2.50 each at the Department of Public Services, the City Collectors Office, Crosby’s Marketplace, and Winer Brothers Hardware. Those seeking to dispose of construction and demolition debris should plan to bring it to another location. Other transfer stations in the area that may accept this type of debris include:
Mello Transfer Station 203 E Main St, Georgetown, MA 978-352-8581
Wood Waste of Boston 85 Boston Street, Everett, MA 617-387-3700
Miles River Sand & Gravel 64 Paradise Road, Ipswich, MA 978-356-2290
Accepting only aggregate material 46 Lowell Junction Road, Andover, MA 978-475-8153
Waste Management (WM), Salem’s New Trash & Recycling Hauler
Waste Management (WM) took over the City contract effective June 1, 2015.
Watch the SATV show: Salem Neighbors, Recycling in Salem. This interview format with the City’s representatives should help answer all your nagging Trash & Recycling pickup questions.
What NOT to do: Do NOT overload the bins. Overloaded bins will not get picked up as stuff would fall out when mechanical truck arms pick them up and turn them over into the truck bed.
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