Yard Waste & Cardboard Recycling Drop-Off Resumes April 13 at Salem Transfer Station

Salem residents may drop off leaf, grass, brush & flattened cardboard boxes at Transfer Station starting April 13th, 2024
Transfer Station

Salem residents with proof of residency or property ownership will be able to drop off their yard waste and flattened cardboard at the Salem Transfer Station located at 12 Swampscott Road starting on Saturday April 13th. Hours for the facility are the same as last year: Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Yard waste should be dropped off in a paper yard waste bag or dumped loose at the designated area on the site. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted and stumps and branches greater than 2” in diameter will also not be accepted.

To ensure that the cardboard recycling program is successful, it is imperative that only clean, dry cardboard is brought to this location. Cardboard must also be flattened. While this is a temporary solution to help Salem businesses and residents with excess cardboard recycling, the City is continuing to look into long-term cardboard recycling solutions for the community. If the cardboard boxes can be reused, please bring them to U-Haul Moving & Storage at 43 Jefferson Ave as they offer a “take a box, leave a box” reuse program.

The next curbside yard waste collection will take place as scheduled, the week of April 29th. Subsequent curbside yard waste collection will take place the weeks of June 17th, September 23rd, October 21st, November 25th, and December 16th. Curbside collection of yard waste takes place on the regularly scheduled trash day for the street. Curbside yard waste must be in paper bags or barrels. Do not place yard waste in Waste Management carts.

Residential trash and construction and demolition debris is not accepted at the Transfer Station. Residents who need to dispose of residential trash more than that which fits within an approved curbside trash cart may purchase official overflow trash bags for curbside collection. Overflow bags are available for $12.50 (roll of 5 bags) at the Department of Public Services (5 Jefferson Avenue), the City Collectors Office (93 Washington Street), Crosby’s Marketplace (109 Canal Street), and Winer Brothers Hardware (86 Lafayette Street).

For more information about disposing of household junk and construction debris, please visit https://www.salem.com/recycling-and-trash/pages/alternatives-household-junk-construction-demolition-debris.

Lisa Peterson
Chief of Staff – Mayor Dominick Pangallo
City of Salem
98 Washington St., 2nd Floor | Salem, MA 01970
978-619-5600 | lpeterson@salem.com