Do not place carts out that have branches sticking out from under the lid. If branches are too long please cut them so that they fit completely in the cart with the lid closed. Branches can be no larger than 4” in diameter.
Do not place any dirt, processed wood, metal, plastic or plastic bags in cart. Also no animal feces may go in this cart; please place this in a bag in your garbage container.
Do not place Poison Oak in carts. This can expose a number of different workers who come into contact with these materials.
Do place grass clippings, leaves, weeds, flowers, plants and small tree trimmings no larger than 4” in diameter in container.
Do place food waste in cart, this can include soiled napkins, coffee filters and restaurant style pizza boxes (with foil removed).
Do place out at the curb with the lid facing the street for pick up prior to 6:00 a.m. on your service day.
D & O Garbage Service, Inc.
**UPDATE – The office is open regular hours.
Thank you to all our customers for your understanding and patience through this snow event.
D&O Garbage Service, Inc.
Christmas trees can be recycled at the curb in the mixed organics cart, within the city limits and Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) areas of Salem. Please remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and tree stands before placing your tree out for collection. When recycling your Christmas trees, please cut them down to fit into the carts with the lids completely closed. If the tree fits in the mixed organics cart, there will be no additional charge.
If the tree is not placed in the mixed organics cart for collection, or for rural Marion County customers outside of the UGB, the charge for Christmas trees is $9.00 each, up to 8’ and then $1.00 per foot over that. If the tree is placed upside down in the cart causing the lid to stick up, the tree will not fall easily into the truck opening or ”hopper,” which can create problems and cause the hopper to get plugged up. Our drivers will remove these trees from the carts and cut them up so that they can be dumped from the mixed organics cart. The Christmas tree fee will apply. Flocked trees are not recyclable, and will be charged for as well.
If you are leaving your tree out for another organization to collect, i.e., the Boy Scouts, please leave it away from your garbage and recycling carts. If possible, leave a tag on the tree as well, letting us know not to pick it up.