In Salem, we need to separate our recycles - we can't just throw them all in one curbside bin. Recycling must be out curbside by 7 am on your trash day. Recycle Bins may be purchased for $7.00 at Crosby’s Marketplace (109 Canal Street), Winer Bros Hardware (86 Lafayette Street), or at the DPS building (5 Jefferson Avenue). Although the Blue Curbside Contianer is ideal, you may use any type of container if it is clearly marked as Recycling. The City provides FREE SalemRecycles stickers to be placed on these containers; along with PAPER and BOTTLES and CANS stickers. Stickers can be obtained by visiting the Engineering Department at 120 Washington Street-4th floor or at the Department of Public Services, 5 Jefferson Avenue.

Put out your Recyables the same day as your trash day. The contents need to be separated into three categories:

Tear it, Recycle it! Place in paper bag beside or on top of bin. Make sure all recyclables are clean (no dirty take-out containers, pizza box tops, etc.). Tie newspaper and cardboard with twine or place in paper bags. Remove all liners from boxes. Occasional staples, clasps or paper clips are OK. Plastic windows are OK. Wet is OK (e.g. rain). Dry is preferred since wet is heavy to pick up.

OK TO RECYCLE IN CURBSIDE CONTAINER:
Bags (paper not plastic), Bills & invoices, Books – paperback or hardback with cover removed, Boxboard – cereal, cake mix, butter and other boxes (liners removed from all boxes), Calendars (metal spirals ok, plastic are not), Cash register receipts, Catalogues, Checks, Computer paper, Copier paper, Corrugated cardboard, (3’ x 3’ flattened and tied), Egg cartons-paper and plastic, Envelopes (if it tears), FAX paper, File folders, Gift boxes - not if they are foil covered, Gift wrap rolls, Gift wrap (if it tears, but no foil wrap), Grocery bags (paper), Index cards, Junk mail (if it tears), Kraft Paper, Labels, Light bulb boxes, Magazines, Mail (if it tears), Manila folders, Newspapers, Notebooks-wire or spiral bound, Office paper (any color), Pamphlets, Paper towel rolls, Paperback books, Paperboard (Cereal, cracker, pasta boxes etc. with liners removed), Paper grocery bags (white or brown), Punched (computer) cards, Report folders, Receipts, Shoe boxes, Tissue boxes, Tissue paper, Toilet paper rolls, Telephone books, Wrapping paper

DO NOT RECYCLE:
Juice, milk & drink cartons-wax coated or foil lined, Envelopes made of Tyvekor Mylar (can’t be torn), Food (don’t leave food inboxes or bags), Ice cream or sherbet cartons (wax coated), Juice boxes and cartons (wax coated), Paper or cardboard soiled with food (example: pizza box lid with cheese on it), Photographs, Plastic bags, Take-out food containers, Wrapping paper made of plastic, mylar or foil, Foil lined boxes with liquids, i.e. soup, Round foil lined boxes that nuts or cocoa come in, Waxy Boxes,

Remove Caps and Lids for every Plastic Bottle and Container and recycle them in your curbside container. Dirty items could result in rejection of an entire load of recycled materials; requiring it to be disposed of as trash. Dirty items also attract rodents and pests, creating a health hazard. Place glass bottles & jars, metal cans, plastics, plastic juice and milk jugs in bin (clean and remove lids). All containers can be placed together in the same bin.

OKAY TO RECYCLE IN CURBSIDE CONTAINER:
All beverage bottles, All bottles with necks, Bathroom (shampoo, mouthwash), Containers – please rinse well, Cups (no Styrofoam), Household cleaners (dish detergent, glass & kitchen cleaners), Kitchen (Cooking Oil, ketchup, mustard, syrup), Laundry (detergent, bleach, fabric softener), Milk, juice & water jugs (caps can be left on once they are cleaned), Plates, Soap bottles, Sherbet tubs, Tub lids, Yogurt containers

DO NOT RECYCLE: NO MILK BOTTLES, Plastic Bags: When plastic bags are placed in curbside recycling they can prevent an entire load of plastics from being recycled. Due to the polymer content and the flexible structure, bags must be recycled through a separate process. When plastic bags are placed curbside they also cause damage to very expensive recycling processing equipment. Plastic bags may be recycled at most grocery stores and also at North Shore Recycled Fibers at 53 Jefferson Avenue. Most bags are shredded, mixed with sawdust, and become decking material. Containers with hazardous contents (e.g. motor oil), Paint or aerosol cans, Motor oil containers or plastic bags, Plastic Bags Styrofoam

OKAY TO RECYCLE IN CURBSIDE CONTAINER:
(Food containers - any color – please rinse well), Beer bottles, Condiment bottles (mustard, olives, relish, etc), Cooking oil bottles, Drink bottles, Karo syrup bottles, Liquor bottles, Mayonnaise bottles, Salsa bottles, Salad dressing bottles, Vinegar bottles,

DO NOT RECYCLE: Auto glass, Broken glass from picture frame, Light bulbs, Mirrors, Pyrex, Tableware, Vases, Window glass

White goods consist of items such as a washer and dryer unit, stove, microwave, hot water heater, dishwasher and trash compactor. In order to have these items picked up, you must call Northside Carting at 978-745-0635 to schedule a pick-up. White Good pick-ups are free of charge.

OKAY TO RECYCLE IN CURBSIDE CONTAINER:
Cans and aluminum – please rinse well), Aluminum foil (clean), Beer cans, Beverage cans, Cookie tin, Metal bottle lids, Pie plate (clean, Soda cans, Soup cans, Vegetable & fruit cans

DO NOT RECYCLE: Auto parts (no oil, gas, or other fluids), Bike parts, Hangers, Lawn mowers, Nuts & Bolts, Pipes, Radiators, Shelving, Swing sets, Tools (hammer, shovel, rake, etc),

E-waste includes almost anything with a plug. Salem Residents may bring ALL of your E-waste to the Department of Public Services, 5 Jefferson Avenue, on the last Saturday of the month from 8am-noon for FREE! (2014 Dates: March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29, December 27)

ONLY RECYCLE E-WASTE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES: 5 JEFFERSON AVENUE STATION.
Cell Phones, Computer Moniters, TV's, Hardrive, Laptops Tablets, Printers/Scanners, Air Conditioners, Answering Machines, Cassette Players, CD/DVD/Blue Ray, Christmas Lights, Dehumidifiers, Digital Cameras, Electric Typewriters, Fax Machines, Refrigerators/Freezers, Gaming Consoles, Keyboards and Mice, Microwaves, Modems, Pagers, Circuit Boards, Radios, Remote Controls, Small Household Appliances, Irons, Hairdyers, Shavers, Small Kitchen Appliances, Toasters, Blenders (no glass), Steroes, Tape Players, Telephones, Vacuums (Bag Removed), VCR's, Mercury Content such as Light Ballasts, Flourescent Light Bulbs (CFL and tubes), thermostats and Thermometers

DO NOT RECYCLE: Batteries, Rechargeable Batteries: Staples, Whole Foods or Radio Shack, Board of Health, 120 Washington St, 4th floor

Toxic Chemicals are illegal to throw away. They are not just bad for the environment, they are dangerous. Salem has periodic Hazardous Waste Days which you can check every year at Savesalem.com. Surrounding towns also have Hazardous Waste days where you are also welcome to drop off slim. Infor: Beverly Board of Health, DEP website:, http://www.mass.gov/dep/recycle/hazwaste.htm Toner Cartridges for Printers and Copiers: Staples Local schools (including The Phoenix School) or the Boy Scouts will collect them to fund specific projects Florescent light bulbs Home Depot, Winer Brothers Ace Hardware 86 Lafayette St., DPS 5 Jefferson Ave. Compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs) Home Depot or Whole Fo Batteries, Rechargeable Batteries: Staples, Whole Foods or Radio Shack, Board of Health, 120 Washington St, 4th floor

Toxic Chemicals are illegal to throw away. They are not just bad for the environment, they are dangerous. Salem has periodic Hazardous Waste Days which you can check every year at Savesalem.com. Surrounding towns also have Hazardous Waste days where you are also welcome to drop off slim. Infor: Beverly Board of Health, DEP website:, http://www.mass.gov/dep/recycle/hazwaste.htm Toner Cartridges for Printers and Copiers: Staples Local schools (including The Phoenix School) or the Boy Scouts will collect them to fund specific projects Florescent light bulbs Home Depot, Winer Brothers Ace Hardware 86 Lafayette St., DPS 5 Jefferson Ave. Compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs) Home Depot or Whole Fo Batteries, Rechargeable Batteries: Staples, Whole Foods or Radio Shack, Board of Health, 120 Washington St, 4th floor