Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Yard Waste Drop-Off Resumes April 7 at Salem Transfer Station

From:Robert K McCarthy
Councillor Ward One

Yard Waste Drop-Off Resumes April 7 at Salem Transfer Station

Salem residents may drop off leaf, grass, and brush at Transfer Station on weekends starting April 7: Saturdays 7am-3pm and Sundays 9am-5pm

Salem residents with proof of residency or property ownership will be able to resume dropping off their yard waste at the Salem Transfer Station on Swampscott Road on Saturday April 7.Drop off hours will be limited to from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sundays from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. commencing Saturday, April 7.
Yard waste should be dropped off in a paper yard waste bag or dumped loose at the designated area on the site. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted and stumps and branches greater than 2” in diameter will also not be accepted.
The next curbside yard waste collection will take place as scheduled, the week of April 23rd. Subsequent curbside yard waste collection will take place the weeks of June 25September 24October 22, and November 26, 2018. Curbside collection of yard waste takes place on the regularly scheduled trash day for the street.
Residential trash and construction and demolition debris will NOT be accepted at the Transfer Station at this time. Residents who need to dispose of residential trash in excess of that which fits within an approved curbside trash cart may purchase official overflow trash bags for curbside collection. Overflow bags are available for $2.50 each at the Department of Public Services (5 Jefferson Avenue), the City Collectors Office (93 Washington Street), Crosby’s Marketplace (109 Canal Street), and Winer Brothers Hardware (86 Lafayette Street).
Those seeking to dispose of construction and demolition debris should plan to bring it to another location. The following MAY take many items: Mello Transfer Station (203 East Main Street/Route 133, Georgetown, 978-352-8581), Miles River (64 Paradise Road, Ipswich, 978-356-2290), and DeLoury Industries (46 Lowell Junction Road, Andover, 978-475-8153). Availability and rates varies at each facility; call before you go.

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