News You Can Re-Use
March 22 2015 - Volume 19
Welcome to spring! 
In this Issue
                        E-waste Recycling in Salem                        I
March 28, June 27, September 26 & December 26, 2015
Spotlight on Electronics Recycling

Salem's first quarterly e-waste event of 2015 is on Saturday, March 28,
8 am - noon at Salem High, 77 Willson Street.
 (link to google map)

Recycle anything with a plug! Most items are free. $10 charge for TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, and large appliances (Refrigerators, A/C and Freezers).  Here's a link to more information.

E-waste recycling is important! Why? 
  • E-waste contains precious medals like gold, silver, and copper and toxic metals like lead and mercury. Recycling them keeps these harmful substances from our precious air and water.
  • Many electronics, such as those with cathode ray tubes (TVs and computer monitors) are banned from incinerators and landfills in MA.  Mercury-containing product are also banned. Read about the waste bans here.
  • Salem's new e-waste recycling vendor has been completely vetted to make sure they have all the proper certifications. You can feel good about recycling your e-waste at the Salem events.
E-waste is not waste at all--it's electronic equipment that can be recycled to recover important materials. Let's face it - we love technology. If you upgrade your gear, if your old gear breaks - recycle it! 


                          How to Recycle Items with Mercury!                         IV

Household Items containing mercury such as fluorescent lights, including CFLs, old thermometers and old thermostats can be taken to Salem's Department of Public Works at 5 Jefferson Ave. during business hours.                                                Link to map 
Hours are: 
Mon - Wed 8 AM - 4 PM   
Thursday - 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday 8 AM - 12 Noon
II                         Upcoming Events  
Book Swap Drop off
Friday March 27
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday March 28
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Salem Senior Center 
5 Broad Street 

Saturday March 28
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Salem Senior Center
5 Broad Street  

Saturday, March 28
8:00 - 12:00 pm
Salem High School, 
77 Willson Street
Recycle anything with a plug!
$10 fee for computers, TVs and large appliances. 
Small items free. No limit. 
Proof of Residency Required
Saturday, April 18 
9 am - 1 pm 
Lifoam Industries  
2 Fifth St., Peabody 
Foam marked #4, #5 and #6 
Household Hazardous Waste Day 
Saturday, April 25 
Beverly High School 
100 Sohier Road 
Beverly, MA  
$20 per car 
Proof of residency required 
What to bring? - click here 
Free Swap 'N Drop 
Saturday, May 2
10 am - 1 pm 
Salem Common 
Clothing, accessories and
small household items
The 6R's of Green Living
  Part 1: Refuse; Part 2: Reduce
It's likely you know and love the chant "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." We hope you also practice at least one of those R's too, if you're a follower of this website.

Yet, many green living advocates have suggested a need for three additional R's on this list.

Beth Melillo, in her thought-provoking blog on, discusses ways you can implement these ideas.  She writes--
  • Refusing an item prevents unnecessary doodads from entering your house, car, or seat at the bar in the first place. Without the offending object in your space, you won't have to clean it, care for it, repair it, or recycle it at the end of it's life.
  • "Reducing" is really about consuming fewer resources overall and generating less waste.
These are the first two blog entries in a series of six. Check them out!  Click here to read about "Refuse";  Click here to read about "Reduce." 
Know someone who would like to get involved?
Not yet signed up to receive our emails? Join Now