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Salem, Mo. Latest City in the State to End Curbside Recycling Collection

Curbside recycling is coming to an end in Salem, Mo. after issues of contamination and cost added up.

August 31, 2023

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Curbside recycling is coming to an end in Salem, Mo. after issues of contamination and cost added up.

Residential recycling will be picked up until September 7th on the east side of Salem, and September 14th on the west side of town. Once these dates pass, GFL will collect each recycling bin from residents.

The top reasons for the stoppage of curbside recycling included the higher costs to the trash company to pay a facility to take the material and a consistent issue with contamination from customers that were placing non-recyclable material in recycling bins.

Salem is joining Rolla and Springfield as other towns in Missouri who have discontinued its curbside recycling service.

GFL will continue to provide its weekly trash pickup service, although there will be an increase in the monthly fee to citizens. Soon monthly trash service will increase to $18.50 per month for residents under 63 years old and $18 for those who are over the age of 63. Out of towners with City utilities and trash services will see an increased rate totaling $21.50 per month.

Residents who wish to continue recycling can drop off materials at the Scenic Rivers Industries building in Salem.

Read the full article here.

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