Discounted Orange Trash Overflow Bags Available Through January 12

$1 bags available at Collector's Office and Council on Aging

With the delay of trash collection this week due to the snow storm, the City is extending the availability of discounted official trash overflow bags through Friday, January 12.

Salem residents may purchase official orange overflow trash bags for $1 per bag for any trash overflow. Each household may purchase up to 5 bags, through Friday, January 12, 2018, during regular City office hours. These discounted bags may only be purchased at the Collector’s Office, 93 Washington Street, and the Council on Aging, 5 Broad Street.

For excess recycling, you may either wait until the next recycling collection day to put it out curbside or bring it to Caraustar at 53 Jefferson Avenue (for more information, call 978-744-4330). Recycling brought to Caraustar must be sorted before it is dropped off. Regular business hours for Caraustar are 7am-4pm.

For collection of bulky items, please call Waste Management at 800-972-4545 to schedule an appointment for pick-up at least 48 hours in advance of the intended collection. The Waste Management customer service line is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Up to two bulky items will be collected on your regular recycling collection day if you have made an appointment in advance.

For more information about recycling and trash in Salem, please visit