This division operates five semi-automated garbage trucks, two front-loading dumpster trucks, one brush chipper and one knuckle boom crane. We collect approximately 9,500 totes a week from residential homes and small businesses and the dumpster service empties 460 pans a week.
Pick up normal residential/routine brush and bulk items placed at the street. Please contact us if you have a question about this service. Depending on the quantity and/or type of debris you may be required to arrange for disposal.
Pick up paper and trash along roadsides.
Clean up after special events such as the Salem Fair, Olde Salem Days and the Salem Christmas parade.
Maintain all totes that have been placed throughout the city at homes, businesses, and in the parks.
Hang and remove the American flag and special event flags along Main Street as requested.
Provide dumpster service to businesses in Salem.
Place tote at the street by 5:30 am on your scheduled collection day.
It must be removed from the street by 7 am on the following day.
Between collection days the tote must be placed beside or behind the principal building, but not be left at the street.
Items Other Than Tote
Do not place any items in the general vicinity of your tote if you do not want them thrown away.
Bulk items and tree trimmings need to be placed at the street on your scheduled collection day.
Tote must be left at the present address. Call to have tote taken to new address.
For information call the Solid Waste Transfer Station at 540-375-3052.