SalemRecycles Upcoming Events!
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Book Swap*
*Plus bags,  CDs and more

As we write this it's a cold snow day--the perfect day for clearing out bookshelves! Start collecting your books now for SalemRecycles' semiannual  Book Swap on Saturday March 18, 10 am --  1 pm at Salem's Senior Center (COA), 5 Broad St.

Swapping is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint!

Bring books, CDs, DVDs, videos, greeting cards and/or take home books, and more.  No swap needed!

Books can be dropped off on Friday, March 17 from 5 pm -- 7 pm, or Saturday, March 18 9:45 - noon. Volunteers will be available to help unload your car. 

Also at this event--a reusable bag swap. Bring your extra reusable cloth bags for others to use. 

Every book not taken at the book swap will be either donated or recycled! 
March E-Waste Collection 

March 25, 8 am - noon 
Salem High School
77 Willson Street

Recycle anything with a plug. Most items are free--$10 charge for computers; $20 charge for televisions and large appliances.

E-waste collections are held on the last Saturday of each quarter. Mark your calendar now-- 2017 dates are June 24, Sept. 30, December 30 and are open only to Salem residents.

*Note: Goodwill takes computer equipment for free.  Everything is repaired and sold, providing much needed income for Morgan Memorial Goodwill's work training programs. Staffed Goodwill trailers are located outside the Stop & Shop stores at Vinnin Square and on Howley Street in Peabody. For more nformation visit:
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Plastic Bag Ban!
Salem's City Council recently adopted a ban on single-use plastic bags  for all Salem retailers, which goes into  effect January 1, 2018. 

This will cut down on litter, protect marine life and encourage reuse. (Did you know that sea turtles especially, mistake plastic bags for jellyfish?) 
Why not get in the habit and start bringing your own bags now?


"Tidal Shift" 
at the Salem Arts Festival - June 2-5, 2017

Speaking of plastic bags, a community art installation called "Tidal Shift" will be the focal point of Salem's June Arts Festival.

Volunteers are busy making jellyfish out of used plastic grocery bags which will float over Front Street during the festival, highlighting the importance of the bag ban. 

SalemRecycles will also be at the Art Festival. Save your old tee shirts. We'll show you how to make them into  sew-free reusable bags!

S alemRecycles | City of Salem, MA | | 
Contact: Julie Rose  (978)-619-5679