Pickup is the 4th Wednesday of each month. It is recommended that the bins be set out the night before as pickup times can vary month to month.  In the event of a major holiday falling on the week of our recycle pickup, the pickup will be Thursday instead.

Accepting: newspapers, grocery bags, clear glass, empty aerosol cans, plastic bottles and jugs. Please rinse food containers. We also take magazines, phone books, flattened cardboard, newspapers, office paper and junk mail. We now can take household batteries placed in zipper lock plastic bags.

Recycling materials no longer need to be sorted. Residents can no longer use any type of container to place materials in. Residents must provide additional bins that are similar in size to your Republic bin. Rubbermaid style totes work great for this. 

Private drives and seasonal roads (unpaved) will not get pick up in front of their house. You will need to put recycle bin at your nearest crossroad.

If you have any questions about the recycling program, please contact Ashley Brower at the Township office, or Rosemary Graham at Allegan County at 269-673-5415.


Curbside recycling residents can lease a 96 gallon recycle cart from Republic Services.

How to lease a cart: Contact Melissa Campbell from Republic Services by phone 616-662-6852 or email

Cart Lease Price and More Details: The cost of the cart lease is $24 per year with a one time delivery fee of $10.  When contacting Melissa Campbell, please communicate this is for the Salem Township Curbside Recycling Program - Cart Lease.  Republic services will invoice resident directly and a cart will be delivered within 10 business days of payment.

Why lease a cart? It protects recycling from weather elements, better curb appeal, and more convenient to being recycling to the curb.



Appliances, tires, styrofoam and household batteries can be taken to the monitored depot site: Salem Township Transfer Station, near Burnips on 29th Street, 1/4 Mile South of 142nd Avenue, on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed January and February). You must present your Resource Recovery card.



Don't dump it! Recycle it!

You can take your used motor oil to: (Call to check hours)

Fifelski's Auto Service, 4204 18th Street, Dorr (616)681-9620

Dorr Standard, 1831 142nd Avenue, Dorr (616)681-9136

Important: Don't mix other wastes with used oil. Such mixtures can create hazards and make recycling more difficult.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program