Start collecting for SalemRecycles’ annual fall event! We'll collect clothing and household textiles in any condition (reusable or not), as well as TerraCycle items for recycling. Look for SalemRecycles volunteers and the Helpsy truck in Riley Plaza on Saturday, November 19 from 8:00AM – 1:00PM.
TEXTILES — Textiles are valuable resources that can be reused, cut into rags, or ground up into new products. They can’t be placed in curbside recycle bins where they become “tanglers,” nor can they go in the trash beginning 11/22, with the new MA Waste Ban in place.
DROP OFF — clean & dry clothing, sneakers, shoes, boots, slippers, belts, ties, purses, stuffed animals, comforters, sheets, blankets, table linens, and curtains.
ANY CONDITION — as long as clean, dry, odor-free. Can be new and reusable, old and moth-eaten, stained, torn or damaged, broken belt, single sock or shoe.
PLEASE, NO — carpet, rugs, pillows, bric-a-brac, oil rags, wet or mildewed items.
TERRACYCLE — We’re collecting FIVE TerraCycle brigades of otherwise hard-to-recycle items. Please keep each TerraCycle stream separate.
** Swiffers: All used, dried Swiffer pads.
** Razors: All brands of reusable and disposable razors, blades & cartridges, as well as any flexible or rigid plastic packaging they come in.
** Dental Care: Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, mouthwash bottles, & floss containers. All brands, plus toothbrush packaging.
** Deodorant: All brands of deodorant containers and caps.
** Writing Instruments + : All brands of empty writing instruments, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers, paint sets, and flexible packaging.
Please stay in your vehicle the whole time and have items ready to unload in your trunk, truck bed or hatchback — items will not be unloaded from car seats.
For more info, contact Salem's Waste Reduction Coordinator at 978-619-5672