Salem Transfer Station Reopened
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||
Wood Waste of Boston
Miles River Sand & Gravel
Accepting only aggregate material
95 Tenney Street
|85 Boston Street,
|64 Paradise Road,
|46 Lowell Junction Road
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.
Mayor Driscoll, along with Barbara Warren, Salem Sound Coastwatch Executive Director, SalemRecycles members, Salem Chamber, & Salem Main Streets, kick off the new Park Your Butts campaign! We’re showing off the jazzy new sticker that Salem Sound Coastwatch’s Talking Trash Teens (TTT) helped design. TTT also mapped the locations of the current butt bins and recommended new locations in an effort to get more use of the bins. Great collaboration and effort by all involved!
Click to Enlarge to See New Stickers
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
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.