Single-Stream Recycling has arrived in North Salem! Most of your waste may now be recycled in one easy method - comingled. Milk cartons, ice-cream and take out containers, books (paperback and hard cover), aerosol cans, buckets and tubs, rigid plastic like Little Tikes toys, empty chemical containers, plates and vases, window panes, and the list goes on.....! Recycle it all. Below is the complete list, including all the NO items. A handy copy is also attached. You might want to print it and post it right next to your old garbage can to remind everyone that recycling is easy!
No separating or tying up papers and cardboard with string. Just put it all in one large container or clear or blue plastic bag and put it out on your regular garbage day. The town is having Stickers printed that say Recycling so that you can convert your old black garbage cans into recycling cans because once you start shifting to recycling you will have so little garbage to put out.
Some of the items in the NO column may be recycled at the town facilities. Our E-Waste container is available for all your electronics - see separate list on our Events page. Call 914-669-5110 to arrange your drop-off. Batteries, motor oils and lead acid batteries go to highway. Call them at 914-669-5310 to schedule your drop-off. And the County sponsors Household Chemical drop-off days - check the county website.
This year the North Salem Improvement Society marks its eighty-third year. Few people realize the extent of the Society’s involvement in our community since its founding in 1931. For a sampling of our accomplishments. please visit the History page.
The Society strives to keep everyone up-to-date on the latest information on handling waste and recycling materials, energy saving tips, how to “go green” and “live green,” and so much more. This information is contained in our newsletters, copies of which are available at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library. This year we published our fourth newsletter in this series. Please see the Newsletter link on the left. Recycling is so important if for no other reason than the cost of garbage collection! Because North Salem is falling behind in recycling, our collection costs have gone up! Do you know about the new E-Waste program? It's so easy.....please see the information and list of acceptable items at the bottom of our Events page.
But the Society is only as strong and successful as its membership and that is why we are constantly reaching out to you to join us and volunteer whatever time you may have to broaden our list of projects. Please consider completing the enclosed membership form and sending it back with your contribution.
The Directors (We are pleased to introduce our new director, Luisa Kroll Pelosi, or, Lulu!)
John Arens, Peter Bliss, Cynthia Curtis, Ellen Falk Daros, Paul McCabe, Susan Baum Moyer, Gail Pantezzi, Lulu Pelosi,
Amy Post Scurlock, Tim Purdy, Rosemary Brown, Edris Scherer and Xenia von Lilien-Waldau
To join, see Membership. To view our four Newsletters with valuable information on Reduce, Reuse and Recycle please click on Newsletters in the left column. Copies are available at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library.