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Salem Recycling & Trash Pickup

Click here to view the 6 panel brochure regarding the Automated Collection program. haga click aqui para ver el folleto de reciclaje en espanol. You can also Click here to find out what can be recycled curbside inside your blue toter.

Trash/Recycling Concerns:

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

Call the Dept. of Public Services (located at 5 Jefferson Ave.) at 978-744-3302 for Rainbarrels.

Call the Engineering Department at 978-619-5673 for general questions.


Textile Recycling

Massachusetts residents and businesses dispose approximately 230,000 tons of textiles annually. About 95 percent of this material could be reused or recycled instead of thrown away. Learn what the state is doing and what you can do to keep clothing, footwear, bedding, curtains - even stuffed animals - out of landfills and incinerators, and to extend their useful lives by putting them in the hands of new owners or recycling their fibers into other products. Click here for more information about Textiles from the DEP website.

Composting from yard waste…..Did you know?

Yard trimmings currently make up over 13% of waste sent to landfills. Yard trimmings, such as grass clippings that are left onsite, will decompose and return nutrients to the soil. Leaves can be used as mulch around trees and shrubs to retain moisture. Yard trimmings can be added to your outdoor compost pile. Recovered wood can be used for mulch, fuel, compost, animal bedding and used in manufactured products such as particle board. Click here to send an email for additional information on the America Recycles website.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Micaela Guglielmi Waste Reduction Coordinator 978-619-5672
Cheryl Cripps Administrative Assistant 978-619-5673
Rayleen McGrath Principal Clerk 978-619-5675