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Frequently Asked Questions - Recycling & Trash Pick Up
They missed my street, how do I get my trash picked up?
If your street has been missed for curbside trash pick up, recycling or yard waste, contact Engineering at 978-619-5673 or Northside Carting directly at 978-745-0635 for pick-up.  

When is my regular pick up day?
For your regular curbside pick up day, you may consult the trash map, or contact Engineering at 978-619-5673.  

What are white goods and how can I have them picked up?
White goods consist of items such as a washer and dryer unit, stove, microwave, hot water heater, dishwasher and trash compactor.  In order to have these items picked up, you must call Northside Carting at 978-745-0635 to schedule a pick-up.  White Good pick ups are free of charge.  For further information, you may dowload this flyer.  

Can I leave a mattress out to be picked up with my trash?
You may put out mattresses, box springs, furnishings (couches/chairs); however, Northside Carting will only pick up one bulk item per week with your regular pick up.

What do I need a sticker for?
Stickers need to be purchased in order to dispose of items such as freon appliances, televisions, light ballasts and computer monitors.  Each sticker is $20 and must be placed on the item prior to pickup.  You may purchase stickers at the DPS, located at 5 Jefferson Avenue, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 9am to 1pm, and on Thursday from 2 to 6 pm, or by special arrangement.  Payment must be made by check only and made payable to the City of Salem (no cash will be accepted).  Pick up of sticker items must also be scheduled through the DPS at 978-744-3302.  For further information about the Sticker Program, click here.   

How can I get a Recycle Bin, Rainbarrel or Home Composter Bin?
To buy or replace a lost or stolen recycle bin, you may puchase them for $7.00 at Crosby's Marketplace,  Winer Bros. Hardware or at the DPS building located at 5 Jefferson Avenue on Monday - Wednesday 9 - 11 am and on Thursday from 2 - 6 pm.  For more information, call the DPS at 978-744-3302.  

Rainbarrels ($70) and Home Composter Bins ($40) may be purchased a the Department of Public Services, located at 5 Jefferson Avenue.  Rainbarrels help residents conserve water, save money and reduce storm water run-off.  Home Composters allow residents to place leaves, grass, vegetable and fruit scraps in them and watch them turn back into useful soil.  Payments must be made with a check.  For more information about Rain Barrels and Home Composter Bins, contact the DPS at 978-744-3302.    



Salem City Hall 93 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-745-9595
   City Hall Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8AM - 4PM Thursday 8AM - 7PM Friday 8AM - 12PM
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