Yard Waste Drop-Off Resumes April 22 at Salem Transfer Station

Salem residents may drop off leaf, grass, and brush at Transfer Station on weekends starting April 22: Saturdays 7am-3pm and Sundays 9am-5pm

Salem residents with proof of residency or property ownership will be able to resume dropping off their yard waste at the Salem Transfer Station on Swampscott Road on Saturday April 22. Drop off hours will be limited to from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sundays from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. commencing Saturday, April 22.

Yard waste should be dropped off in a paper yard waste bag or dumped loose at the designated area on the site. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted and stumps and branches greater than 2” in diameter will also not be accepted.

The next curbside yard waste collection will take place as scheduled, the week of April 24th. Subsequent curbside yard waste collection will take place the weeks of June 26, September 25, October 23, and November 27, 2017. Curbside collection of yard waste takes place on the regularly scheduled trash day for the street.

Residential trash and construction and demolition debris will not be accepted at the Transfer Station at this time. Residents who need to dispose of residential trash in excess of that which fits within an approved curbside trash cart may purchase official overflow trash bags for curbside collection. Overflow bags are available for $2.50 each at the Department of Public Services (5 Jefferson Avenue), the City Collectors Office (93 Washington Street), Crosby’s Marketplace (109 Canal Street), and Winer Brothers Hardware (86 Lafayette Street).

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: BFI Transfer Station (300 Forest Street in Peabody, 978-535-5450) and Mello Transfer Station (203 East Main Street/Route 133 in Georgetown, 978-352-9948). Asphalt, brick, concrete, and fill can be disposed of at Miles River (64 Paradise Road in Ipswich, 978-356-2290) and DeLoury Industries (46 Lowell Junction Road in Andover, 978-475-8153). Hours and rates vary at each facility; call before you go.