Recycling Coordinator

Ben Angeli – 856-935-0373 Ext. 219 /

Are you confused regarding all the new rules for recycling?

Recycle Pro, also known as the Certified Recycling Coordinator for Camden County, Brian Constantino, breaks down recycling requirements in an easy to understand way in the videos located here:

Attention Salem City Residents – Effective Immediately

No recycling materials are to be put in plastic bags of any color or size. Recycling materials must be placed in an open container such as a trash can that can be dumped into the recycling truck. That container must have drainage holes in the bottom so that the container does not hold water. Any non-recycling materials found in the container will result in the entire container being rejected.

This policy is being enforced at the recycling plant that the City uses for collection. The plant will reject our loads if we do not comply which will result in additional cost to the City to dispose of the rejected materials.

Also, no money will be taken at the Salem City Recycling Center for bulk items. If you plan on bringing bulk items to the recycling center, they must be paid for in advance.

Important Notes

The size of your trash container must not exceed 40 pounds and the bags should not be any larger than a 32 gallon bag.

Please understand that exceeding these limits presents a problem for the hauler and its employees, but is also against the specifications outlined by the NJDEP:

  • Trash containers over the 32 gallon size and/or 40 pound weight limit will not be collected by the hauler.
  • All trash must be in a bag with a fully displayed trash sticker.
  • All recyclables must be in a container or be bagged.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to your cooperation. If you have any questions please contact our office 856-935-5510 x 208.


The convenience center located at 515 Grieves Parkway and is open on Saturday mornings from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.

Single Stream

  1. Glass
  2. Aluminum
  3. Tin Cans
  4. Paper
  5. Plastic (Note: Items 1-5 can all be mixed together)
  6. Cardboard (must be in a separate container. No bundles are to exceed 40 pounds. Hold on wet days.
  7. Oil – you can bring waste oil to the convenience center and dispose in the holding drum. Used Oil can also be recycled at the Advance Auto store on East Broadway.
  8. Leaves, branches and bushes are to be cut in 5’ lengths. Leaves and brush are to be placed in separate plastic bags. Grass clippings are no longer accepted
  9. Bulk items – Refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, furniture etc. can be discarded at the Convenience Center for a fee of $5.00 or five stickers. Pick-up of bulk items can be arranged by calling the Treasurer’s Office at 856.935.0372 by 3:30 p.m. on the Thursday prior to pick up. Pick up days are Fridays. Notices: Bulk items are NOT to be placed on the curbside more than 24 hours in advance of the pickup schedule. Fencing will be picked up if it is less than 20’ in length.
  10. Tires – Tires can NOT be accepted at the Convenience Center. They must be taken to the Salem County Utilities Authority Landfill in Mannington. Call in advance at 856.935.7900 for acceptance schedules and regulations.
  11. Batteries – Automobile batteries will be accepted at the Convenience Center.
  12. Building Materials are the owner’s responsibility for disposal. Contractor or Commercial hauler must dispose of material at the Salem County Utilities Authority.
  13. Propane Tanks are accepted at a $5.00 fee per tank.
  14. No household trash will be accepted at the convenience center at any time.
  15. Used motor oil and anti-freeze will be accepted at the convenience center.

Recycling Pickup Schedule

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesday – North side of Broadway, Front, Fourth, Fifth, Market, Seventh, Ninth, Johnson, North Union, North Elm, Keasbey, Roe,  Allen, Craven, Morrison, Fenwick, Grant, Eighth, Gibbon, Pearl, Pledger, Hubbell, Hancock, Howell, Ward, Griffith and Anderson Drive
  • 2nd & 4th Wednesday
  • – South side of Broadway, South Front, Tilbury Road, Grieves Parkway, West Side Court, South Third, Thompson, Carpenter, Hedge, Miller, Oak, Chestnut, Delaware Avenue, Morningside Drive, Pine, Plasket, Spruce, Crossland, Cook, Victory, Chestnut Terrace Apartments, Walnut, Meadowside, Wesley, Smith, Vanmeter, Maple, New Market, Belden, Church, Sinnickson, Olive, Union, Magnolia, Elm, Davis, Hillcrest, Yorke, Glen Ridge Avenue, Afton Drive, Stratford Drive, Kent, Salem Manor and Whispering Waters, Eakin Street, Linden
  • No recyclables on 5th week of the month


  • It is a disorderly persons offense to cut stickers in half or less.
  • Recycled materials are to be placed at curbside on your trash day.