Residential Garbage Collection
Weekly household garbage collection is provided by the City. The regular garbage collection route is as follows:
Monday - residents south of Main, north of Kell St., west of Broadway and west of Airport Rd.
Tuesday - residents south of Main, east of Airport Rd., south of Kell St. and east of Lakeview Dr.
Wednesday - residents north of Main, east of Airport Rd. and west of Broadway up to Lakedale Dr.
Thursday - residents north of Main, east of Broadway, east of Lakedale Dr. and west of Lakeview Dr.
In order to assure the highest quality waste collection service possible, the City is requesting that its residential customers assist the City by adhering to the following collection policies:
A limited volume of residential waste will be collected from each residence on a weekly basis. This waste should be contained in no more than six (6) plastic garbage bags, no larger than thirty-three (33) gallons each. If the smaller household garbage bags are used, we request they be placed in the larger bags or standard waste cans (no more than three cans, please). No loose trash or improperly containerized trash will be collected (example: cardboard boxes or paper sacks). If cans are used, waste must be first be place in plastic garbage bags and then placed inside cans. (The City requests that residents place waste at curbside no earlier than the evening before collection.)
The City of Salem will not collect large, bulky items, i.e. household furnishings, rugs, carpets, mattresses, bedsprings, or any other waste not considered typical household waste, except during special collections.
**Per IEPA Landfill Bans the following items will not be picked up: Appliances, batteries, construction debris, electronics, oil, paint, solvents, tires. Solutions for disposal of these items can be found on the IEPA website under the heading "Household Waste Disposal Solutions".