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March 5, 2013

Mandatory recycling floated in Salem


More than 75 Massachusetts communities have adopted mandatory recycling, Driscoll said, including Danvers.

The proposed mandatory recycling ordinance was drafted by City Solicitor Beth Rennard and Dave Knowlton.

Bethany Bray can be reached at and on Twitter @SalemNewsBB.

Proposed trash/recycling contracts

Solid waste/recycling collection and transportation: Northside Carting (Salem’s incumbent contractor), July 2013 to June 2018.

Recycling processing: Northshore Recycled Fibers (Salem’s incumbent contractor), July 2013 to June 2016, with two one-year options to extend; the city would be paid $25 per ton, minimum, for recycled paper and wouldn’t be charged for co-mingled recycling processing.

Disposal of solid waste: Covanta Haverhill Associates, July 2013 through July 2018 with five one-year options to renew.

* Estimated costs could not be verified as of press time.

Source: Whitney Haskell, Salem purchasing agent

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