Happy Holidays from 
OMG--What do I do with all this Holiday "Trash"?!
Wrapping Paper Everywhere  
Look familiar? The holidays bring ripped paper, ribbons, new gadgets packed in foam, old gadgets no longer needed, holiday greeting cards, and more. 

The good news is that l ots of your holiday "trash" isn't trash at all!

1.  Try to reuse everything--ribbon, paper, boxes, etc. Save them for next year!
2.  Yes! RECYCLE the following  
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes - be sure to flatten them
  • Paperboard gift boxes
  • Greeting cards - except those with foil, metallic inks, or glitter
  • Gift wrap, gift bags, tissue wrap - except those with foil, mylar, metallic inks, or glitter
  • Paper shopping bags - any type of handle is okay
  • Catalogs and calendars
3.   NO! These items cannot be recycled:
  • Ribbons, bows, tinsel, and mylar wrapping paper
  • Holiday lights - save for e-waste recycling-Saturday, Dec 26, 2015  and Saturday, March 26, 2016
  • Plastic bags - recycle plastic bags at grocery stores. Make sure they are clean and dry
  • Blister packaging - formed plastic package used to hold No ribbons or metallic wraptoys and electronics--just toss 'em
  • Photographs - these get tossed too. 
  • Packing peanuts and Styrofoam. Shipping stores will gladly take the peanuts.  Bring foam materials to  the  monthly ReFoamIt recycling event:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
9 am - 1 pm 
Lifoam Industries
Peabody, MA 01960
Click here for a list of the types of foam that are and are not accepted. Please note that bubble wrap and packing peanuts will not be accepted at this location, even though it says they will.


If you have questions about recycling, call the Salem Engineering Department at  978-619-5673. 


E-Waste is December 26 - How perfect is that!

E-waste is collected the last Saturday of each quarter in Salem, which falls on the day after Christmas this month. It's the perfect time to get rid of broken Christmas lights, small appliances that have been replaced and old electronics. 
XMAS Light Recycling 
E-waste Recycling
Saturday, December 26, 2016
8 am - 12 noon
Salem High School
77 Willson St.
Proof of residency required.

Almost anything with a plug can be dropped off- -including phones, printers, fax machines, VCRs, CD players, lamps, etc.

Most items are free. There is a $10 charge per unit for TVs, computers
(including laptops), monitors, and large appliances such as refrigerators and freezers.

Items containing mercury including Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, can only be recycled at Salem's Department of Public Works, 5 Jefferson Ave, during regular business hours.

Christmas Tree Pickup - January 4 - 16, 2016

Trees will be picked up on your regular  trash day from  
January 4 - January 16.
 Make sure all tinsel and  decorations 
have  been removed. 

 Many of these trees will be chipped into  reusable mulch!

Thank You for Your Recycling Enthusiasm Over the Past Year.
SalemRecycles wishes you a happy and healthy New Year!
Holiday Recycle
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