Welcome to the website for SalemRecycles, a volunteer committee appointed by the Mayor of Salem, MA. This is a site where you can find news and information to help you reuse, repair, and recycle in Salem.

Contact Julie Rose at 978-619-5679 jrose@salem.com

or Micaela Guglielmi at 978-619-5672 mguglielmi@salem.com for recycling question

Please call Waste Management at 800-972-4545 to:

  • Report if trash/recycling is not picked up
  • Schedule bulk Item pick up
  • Schedule a white goods pick up

Call the Engineering Department at 978-619-5673 for general questions.


Get Ready for the Repair Cafe, Saturday November 3rd at 211 Bridge Street!  

REPAIR CAFE is a free event, co-hosted by The Bridge at 211 and run completely by volunteers, to help Salem residents repair and restore their broken items, keeping them out of the waste stream.

* Event is 9:00-noon; arrive by 11:30, allowing time for repairs
* Pre-register to reserve a time slot; email jrose@salem.com
* Walk-ins welcomed
* Use small parking lot at 211 Bridge St, or park nearby & walk over

REPAIRS OFFERED: Check back as we approach the date and finalize volunteers. Past events had electrical / mechanical tinkering (no TVs, computers), lamp rewiring, knife sharpening, basic jewelry repair, furniture and wood repair & gluing, camera diagnostics & repair (film & digital), shoe repair, ceramics gluing, sewing (by hand and machine, buttons, hems, darning, patching, minor alterations).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you have a tinkering skill, even one we already offer, please contact Julie Rose at 978-619-5679 or jrose@salem.com.

The Textile Drive is Coming Up on November 17th at Riley Plaza!

Come to Riley Plaza on November 17th from 8am -1pm to recycle your old clothing and textiles! Parking is available in front of the Salem Post Office at 2 Margin Street.

The following can be recycled: clothing, sneakers, shoes, boots, slippers, belts, ties, purses, pillows, bedding (comforters, sheets, blankets), table linens, stuffed animals and curtains. Items in almost any condition may be brought, from reusable, to moth eaten, faded, torn, stained but they must be CLEAN and DRY to be accepted.

DEP awards $2.6 million towards recycling for MA communities 

Click Here to Learn More


You don’t have to wait for our November textile drive?  Here’s a quick guide to where, what, and how to dispose of textiles during the year.


And you don’t have to wait for the next Repair Café to get that tear mended or switch replaced. Here’s a list of places we’ve personally found provide good, reliable repair service.



Click here to learn more about composting.


Salem residents with proof of ID may drop off their yard waste at the transfer station at 12 Swampscott Road on Saturdays 7:00a.m. to 3:00p.m and Sundays 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Click here for more details

Please note:

This site is updated periodically by volunteers; we strive to present the most accurate and up-to-date information possible, but we cannot guarantee that more current information is not available.