Signature Annual Events

SalemRecycles Signature Annual Events

Spring Book Swap (March 2017)

Another great Book Swap, 775 people turned out! Just shy of 800, the record from 2016. Even on a snowy Spring day in 2015, the turn out was a fabulous 670! Check out time-lapse video of this event by Creative Salem.

Drop & Swap in Conjunction with Clean Salem Green Salem Day (5/3/14)

SwapDrop DropSwap                  We’re thankful for a great Swap ‘N’ Drop turnout and great weather!

CleanSweep  MayorCleanSweep       Thank you to all participants in Salem’s Clean Sweep morning! You worked magic with your brooms, Salemites!

Quarterly E-Waste Collection

Last Saturday of March, June, September, & December from 8:00AM-12Noon at Salem High School. E-Waste includes almost anything with a plug;

November Textile Recycling

SalemRecycles, City of Salem and Goodwill join forces to provide an easy way to recycle your used clothing and household textiles in one convenient location. Morgan Memorial Goodwill will have a manned truck onsite at Riley Plaza in downtown Salem on the Saturday before Thanksgiving from 8:00AM-3:00PM to collect any and all textiles you would like to donate. Items are accepted in any condition (stained, ripped or missing buttons) but must be CLEAN and DRY.

Fibers have a longer shelf life than we might imagine. What may start as a T-shirt might later end up as a cloth we use to clean our car. The household drapes we replace to update our decor can help to make a new car mat. There are endless ways textiles can be given new life. Recycling textiles rather than trashing them simply makes sense.