The City’s Recycling Program consists of three operations:

  • Residential drop-off
  • Commercial Recyclable Material collections, and
  • co-operative recycling efforts.

The citizen's collection operation is comprised of two full service drop-off centers. One located at 1271 Indiana Street (across from the Street and General Maintenance Department), and one in the Wal-Mart parking lot on West Main Street. These full service centers accept plastic #1 through #7 (except #6 styrofoam), bi-metal and aluminum containers, mixed paper (phone books, reading books, magazines, junk mail, and envelopes) as well as newspaper. Because newspapers normally accumulate faster and take up more space, citizens are provided with an additional convenient newspaper drop-off site located in the parking lot adjacent to the City's Court House. In addition, corrugated cardboard is accepted at the Transfer Station on Indiana Street.

Effective August 1, 2007 the City has discontinued accepting glass to recycle. A viable market for recycled glass is being researched and when one becomes available the City will restart that program.


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Salem, VA 24153



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