Recycling Information

Currently, the City of Salem has mandatory recycling every other week. Recycling shall be place curside in the City issue 96-gallon blue toters. The automated collection weeks are based on the color of your recycling toter lid and will be picked up on the same day as your trash.

  • All recyclables items can be placed in your single stream recycling toter - no sorting necessary  
  • Containers must be rinsed and free of food and liquids
  • Don't bag your recyclables - empty your recyclables directly into the blue toter
  • Non-acceptable items for recycling toter - Trash, plastic bags, plastic wrap, or anything made of foam - even if a recycling symbol is present

Click here for the RecycleSmart MA Recyclopedia to search if an item is recyclable 

Recycling Drop Off at Greif Recycling: 53 Jefferson Ave, 978-744-4330 (Cardboard and Paper ONLY)
- Shredding our hours are MONDAY – FRIDAY 10 AM – 3 PM
- Loose Cardboard  under 20 lbs at the drop off center Monday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm
- Larger amounts  of cardboard 7 am – 3 pm   MUST SCALE IN AND SCALE OUT

Click here to view the 6 panel trash and recycling brochure 
Click here for the trash and recycling caldendar 

Click here to view the Solid Waste Ordinance

Click here to view the most commons trash & recycling questions

A graphic showing what can be recycled - metal, plastic, cardboard and glass