Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station
3250 Deer Park Dr. SE
Salem OR 97317
8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 7days/week
(except for major holidays).
Map & directions
Disposal Sites Brochure
Materials accepted at this site for a fee:
- Residential and commercial garbage
- Compostable yard waste
Recycling and Disposal - Information and Fees:
- Car Batteries (place in lead-acid/car battery container)
- Mixed paper and cardboard
- Clear and colored glass bottles & jars - no dishes!
- Computers, televisions, monitors and laptops are accepted for free (up to seven of these items per customer per day for free drop-off). Customers with more than 7 of these items may contact an electronics recycler such as Garten Services (503-581-4472).
- Televisions (including console TV sets), photocopy machines, microwaves, computers and peripherals (including cables, wires, mainframes, mice, circuit boards, power supplies, keyboards, printers, etc.), stereos, VCR/DVD players, portable music devices, cameras, video cameras, printers, laptops, projectors, telephones, PDA's & GPS units are accepted for free.
- Oregon's 2007 Electronics Recycling Law prohibits any person from disposing of computers, monitors and televisions .
- Plastics: bottles and jugs
- Paint: Paint is accepted for recycling under the Paint Care program guidelines. Please see the brochure for information about acceptable materials:
- Household batteries (accepted separately from vehicle batteries)
- Metals (most items that are at least 90% metal)
- Printer cartridges
- Hearing Aids
- Used vegetable cooking oil - Maximum 5 gallon container size (no maximum on number of containers).
- Used motor oil - Residential drop-off only. Limit to 5 gallons per visit.
- Bicycles and scooters
- Fluorescent tubes and bulbs (limit of 10 per customer/day); accepted 7 days / week
Garbage: $107.45 per ton
- Minimum charge: $25.00 ($.053725/lb after 460 lbs.)
Appliances with out Refrigerant: $5.50 each
Appliances with Refrigerant: $20 each
Clean Yard Waste Only: $59.49 per ton
- Minimum charge: $15.00 ($.0297/lb after 500 lbs. )
Treated Wood Waste: $107.45 per ton
- Minimum charge: $25.00 ($0.053725/lb after 460 lbs)
- This includes painted, varnished, stained, pressure treated or wood mixed with non-wood products (paper, grass, leaves, needles, dry wall or garbage).
- Creosote wood is not accepted at this facility.
Non-treated Wood Waste: $59.49 per ton
- Minimum charge: $15.00 ($0.0297/lb after 500 lbs)
- This includes: lumber, logging slash, nut hulls, tree limbs, pallets, plywood, particle board, and wood shakes.
- Nails are okay.
- Small tire (less than 20" rim) - $2
- Small tire on rim - $4
*(Small tires greater than 12"width are charged a medium tire fee. Bicycle, go-cart, lawnmower, wheelbarrow, and motorcycle tires will be charged a garbage fee.)
- Medium tire (20-26" rim) - $10.00
- Medium tire on rim - $20
*No tires greater than 26" rim accepted (see below for other options.)
Customers may pay with cash, personal checks, debit or credit cards including Master Card and Visa. Please note that you will be required to show photo ID for checks and card payments. Marion County No Longer Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS or DISCOVER Credit Cards.
- Pathological and biological waste
- Radioactive materials
- Sewage sludge
- Animal remains greater than 65 pounds
- Cesspool and other human waste
- Syringes, needles and sharps
- Liquid waste
- Containers of oil
- Railroad ties and telephone poles or other creosote treated wood
- Closed barrels, tanks, or containers
- Barrels, drums, or containers marked: Flammable, Dangerous, Poison, Corrosive, Oxidizer, Non-Flammable Gas, Explosives, or Radioactive
- Pressure treated wood and painted wood are accepted as garbage. Creosote wood not accepted.
- Unbagged Insulation that is in pieces 1 square foot or less. Please tape bags shut.
Disposal of household hazardous waste is prohibited at the transfer stations in the paid disposal or the recycling areas. Appropriate disposal is available at our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (located separately at the Salem-Keizer Transfer Station). The Household Hazardous Waste Facility offers free disposal for household quantities of hazardous waste. Containers are not to exceed 5 gallons.
Businesses must schedule an appointment at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Household Hazardous Waste
Marion County's Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at the Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station (3250 Deer Park Dr - first building on the left). The hours of operation are Thursdays from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm and the first and third Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. This facility offers free disposal for household quantities of hazardous waste. Containers should not exceed 5 gallons. Click here for more information on disposing of household hazardous waste.
All unrestrained loads will be charged an additional $10.00 fee. Fees double for each repeated occurrence.
An unrestrained load is defined as any load that can drop, sift, leak, blow or otherwise escape from the transporting vehicle. Trash in closed plastic bags that are below the sidewalls is acceptable. If bags are above sidewalls, they must be restrained with a rope, net or tarp. Tailgates shall be used.
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Transfer stations in Marion County are for public use. Garbage brought here is transported to the Marion Resource Recovery Facility in Brooks and is sorted for recoverable material. After recoverable materials are removed, garbage is either sent to a landfill or to the Energy-from-Waste facility (EFW). At the EFW, waste is incinerated and energy is recovered and turned into electricity, which is purchased by Portland General Electric. Yard debris goes to a commercial composting facility and is processed into a soil amendment.