For more information about Recycling & Trash, go to the click here to go to the City’s trash and recycling page.

Click here to view the 2018 Trash and Recycling Calendar

Click here to view the 2018 Trash Collection Day Map

Click here for frequently asked questions about trash and recycling in Salem


If you cannot find what you are looking for on the City’s website, please contact the following resources:

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 Trash Billing Department at 978-619-5675 to:

  • Inquire about the status of trash fees
  • Inquire about your trash fee account
  • Learn how to obtain affidavits

Call the Board of Health (Maureen) at 978-741-1800

  • Report if trash is not properly stored, per the guidelines above
  • Inquire about hazardous waste disposal
  • Report illegal dumping
Micaela Guglielmi Waste Reduction Coordinator 978-619-5672
Cheryl Cripps Administrative Assistant 978-619-5673
Rayleen McGrath Principal Clerk 978-619-5675


How to Recycle Items not Covered by the City Programs

In order to provide a second life for many items in your household and to keep them out of the waste stream, please refer to our section – Repurpose and Reuse.


The Benefits of Recycling in Salem

Recycling is Mandatory in the City of Salem.

Increased recycling is not only good for the environment but also generates additional revenue for the City. If more residents participate in the City’s recycling program due to contract and state requirements, additional money will be raised to fund public schools, police, fire and public works.