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PHONE:  (540) 375-3039|FAX:  (540) 375-2738|E-MAIL:
HOURS:  M-F 7am-4pm |LOCATION:  1228 Indiana Street, Salem, VA 24153

Street & General Maintenance

PHONE:  (540) 375-3039|FAX:  (540) 375-2738|E-MAIL:
HOURS:  M-F 7am-4pm |LOCATION:  1228 Indiana Street, Salem, VA 24153


COVID-19 Update

Residents are now allowed to drop-off waste at either the Salem Transfer Station on Indiana Street or the Tinker Creek Transfer Station on Hollins Road in Roanoke. Household Hazardous Waste events are cancelled and the monthly free mulch program for citizens is cancelled. These policies will remain in effect until further notice.

The City of Salem Street & General Maintenance Department provides services to improve the quality of life for citizens and the community. The department is committed to the highest standards of service, operational excellence, integrity, and cost effective management and is also dedicated to maintaining a well-trained, diverse work force committed to safety and service.

This department is guided by a director and assistant director, with a manager in charge of each of the five divisions within the department. The Divisions include Building Maintenance, Fleet Management, Landscape Management, Sanitation and Street. Staff consists of 100 full-time employees with the help of up to 10 seasonal employees.

Our Mission

To efficiently and professionally maintain and improve landscaped areas, various municipal facilities, schools along with their grounds, the City’s motor vehicle fleet, refuse collection, public streets, sidewalks, storm drains, street signs and pavement markings.

We will treat citizens, co-workers, and suppliers, as we would like to be treated, while recognizing that services to the public are the department’s reason for existing.

We will render service with safety in mind, realizing the best job is one done safely. We expect everyone in our department to embrace safety and believe that every accident is preventable. We are a team of professionals, responsible for each other’s safety. We promise to participate in safety and promote its values in our daily work and at home.

The Director of the Street & General Maintenance Department is Mike Tyler, you may contact him at 375-3039 or send an e-mail to or Todd Sutphin - - 375-3039.