Discounted Trash Overflow Bags for Holidays

$1 per bag, December 19 through January 6

Salem residents may purchase official Orange Overflow trash bags for $1 per bag for any holiday overflow. Each household may purchase up to 5 bags, from December 19, 2022 through January 6, 2023, during regular City office hours. These discounted bags may only be purchased during normal City business hours at the Collector’s Office (93 Washington Street), the Community Life Center (401 Bridge Street), and the Department of Public Services (5 Jefferson Avenue). 

As a reminder, the December 17th Electronic Waste Collection Day will be held at Salem High School from 8am-12noon. Excess cardboard and paper recycling, can be brought to Greif, (formerly known as Caraustar) at 53 Jefferson Avenue (for more information and hours of operation, call 978-744-4330). 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. You can also call Waste Management’s customer service line to report missed pick-ups or schedule a broken bin to be repaired. For curbside collection of mattresses or box springs please schedule online at For curbside collection of textile recycling, please schedule online at

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