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Recycling Options in and around Salem

How do you dispose of printer ink cartridges?

Valley Recycling does NOT take them but The Best Buy store over by Lancaster Mall will, see someone at the HELP Counter inside. Or see below for Salem-Keizer Recycling.

How to you dispose of batteries?

Valley Recycling will take them IF you put in plastic resealable bag and put in red box.

For more information on what can be set out curbside go to: Valley Recycling and Disposal in Polk County

And next time you need to make that Costco run or something else on the east side of town, drive a little bit further and you can recycle a lot of items at the Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station east of Salem off of Hwy 22. They take a lot of items for free that most people don't even think about recycling. Check out their website!

What to do with large amounts of Styrofoam?

Fresh Start Market - Drop off your styrofoam any Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While you are there, pick up a cup of coffee and a sandwich. The Fresh Start Market has lots of great handmade items that make perfect gifts! They accept clean (no stickers or tape) styrofoam that snaps when folded. Colored foam is ok too, but not if it bends without snapping. Construction related foam & foam that ?bends without snapping is not able to be recycled. Meat trays, egg cartons, coffee cups & takeout containers are not able to be recycled.

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