Salem recycling efforts set for December

SALEM, MA – Salem will be hosting their next electronic recycling event on December 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at Salem High School as part of the city’s recycling efforts in December.

The free coronavirus “Stop the Spread” drive test from Salem to Salem High will be moved from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. that day to accommodate the recycling event.

Excess cardboard and paper can be recycled by bringing it to Greif – formerly Caraustar – on Jefferson Avenue. Residents can have bulky items picked up free of charge by calling Waste Management at 800-972-4545 to make an appointment. Appointments must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.

Residents can also purchase official Orange Overflow Trash Bags for $ 1 per bag for Vacation Package Overflow. Each household can purchase up to five bags from December 20 to January 7 during regular business hours.

Discounted bags can only be purchased at the Collector’s Office, 93 Washington Street, at the Community Life Center on Bridge Street.

Salem will also begin recycling household cleaning supplies and personal care items like toothbrushes, razors and deodorant containers at the Town Hall annex.

For more information on recycling and waste in Salem, please visit here Where here.

(Scott Souza is a Patch Field Editor covering Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem, and Swampscott. He can be contacted at Twitter: @Scott_Souza.)