Mixed Recycling Rollcart
Junk Mail, Gift Wrap and Greeting Cards (no Foil or Glitter), Magazines, Newspaper, Phone Books, Paperback Books, Shredded Paper in Paper Bags, Cardboard Egg Cartons
Clean and dry
bottles, buckets, tubs,
and nursery pots.
No caps, lids, pumps,
Tin & aluminum cans - paper labels can be added separately
Aerosol cans (tips and caps discarded)
Small scrap metal (under 10 lbs & 18" long)
Compost (where available)
Salem, Keizer, Stayton, Silverton, Turner, and Woodburn residents living within the city limits can put food & yard waste in the yard debris/mixed organics cart.
- Egg Shells
Seafood & Shells
Garden, Fruit & Vegetable Scraps
Curbside recycling and compost varies by city. For details on your city's program, call your garbage and recycling hauler or 503-390-4000 (877-390-4001 outside the Salem calling area).
Curbside recycling brochure
have mixed recycling only, the small recycling basket is not included.
Marion County continues to lead the way in recovery and recycling, however there are still items we wish we could recycle but can’t. We call this wishful recycling. Because recycling relies on markets willing to buy used items, it’s not possible to recycle everything. When non recyclables are added to the mixed recycling bins, it causes contamination that can lead to machinery failure. So let’s keep our recycling stream as clean as possible. In Marion County, residential trash is sent to the Energy From Waste Facility in Brooks where we create electricity. So remember, when you encounter wishful recycling, when in doubt, toss it out!
Please keep these items out of the curbside recycling:
• Plastic Bags
• Disposable Coffe Cartridges
• Greasy or waxed cardboard
• Frozen Food Boxes
• Mesh Bags for Fruit
• Plastic Bottle Caps
• Disposable Coffee Cups & Lids
• Medical Waste
• no glass in mixed recycling rollcarts
Check out the Residential Curbside Recycling Chart for services in the following Marion County areas: Aurora, Detroit, Gates, Gervais, Hubbard, Idanha, Jefferson, Keizer, Mill City, Mt. Angel, Salem, Scotts Mills,
Silverton, Stayton, St. Paul, Turner,
If you have any further questions please feel free to call Environmental Services at 503-588-5169 or email