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May 2023 Newsletter

Farm to School Night, Styrofoam Recycling Event, FREE Compost Drop Off, Membership Updates, & Swap 'N Drop Returns!

The SalemRecycles Mission is to reduce trash tonnage in the City of Salem by increasing recycling, diverting reusable items, and motivating city stakeholders through education and information.

Farm to School Night May 18th 6-8PM

Come learn about and celebrate the Farm to School work in Salem and surrounding communities!

Food Trucks will be featuring local snacks. Composting, recycling, science, nutrition, gardening and art activities for kids!

Styrofoam Recycling Event!

Residents of Salem and Beverly may recycle Styrofoam at the Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St., Salem

Saturday, June 24

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

PLEASE BRING only white, rigid, expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) such as coolers and packing blocks. This will be a drive-through event.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT packing peanuts, soft foam, or food service containers such as meat trays, clamshells, or Styrofoam cups.

Save That Stuff will collect and recycle this material. While Styrofoam can't be recycled curbside, Save That Stuff has densifiers that can process the Styrofoam for recycling.

For more information, contact 978-619-5672 or

FREE Compost Drop-Off

Photo Above: Mack Park 31 Grove Street

  • Salem residents can drop off food waste and organics for FREE in brown paper bags or compostable bio bags. 
  • Please do not dump any yard waste, trash or recycling here. 
  • These bins are available 24/7 for you to drop off compost at your convenience, for free. Please see the map below to see the exact location at Mack Park.


City of Salem Compost Drop Off Station Registration Form (

Membership Announcements!

A warm welcome to six new members of the Recycling Committee

  • Brian Romer
  • Sandy O'Donnell
  • Catherine Deyo
  • Daniell Hepting
  • Mari Alix
  • Lucie Patrowicz

Photo Above: SalemRecycles Committee members, Bruce Cohen and Brian Romer at the Living Green Expo that took place on May 13th

Swap 'N Drop Returns!

We’re excited to announce the return of Swap ‘N’ Drop to Salem Common!

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is a fun, free opportunity to swap or donate usable clothing and household items, keeping them from the waste stream.

SWAP or simply DROP OFF:

* Women’s, men’s, children’s clothing & accessories

* Small household items in good, working condition (no TVs or computers)

* All un-swapped items will be collected by ReSupply

PLEASE, NO damaged/unusable textiles at this event. Instead, recycle them via Helpsy or Bay State Textiles, or wait for our fall textile drive.

RAIN will cancel. Check this Facebook event: SalemRecycles' FREE Swap 'N' Drop for updates, or call (978) 619-5672 after 6:00AM on June 10 to hear a recorded message.

Learn about our event partner, ReSupply, at

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