Dec 27, 2014 - Shipping Boxes and Christmas Trees

Dear Unit Owners and Residents,

Dear Owners and Residents,

As the holiday season winds down, many of us will have additional trash and recycling considerations we'll need to observe. Here are some things to remember.

Shipping Boxes:  All cardboard must be broken down and placed in the recycling bins outside. Cardboard is not permitted in the dumpster per city ordinance. If the city sees cardboard in our dumpster, they will refuse to collect the trash and will issue fines. Please remove all Styrofoam and plastic from boxes.

Christmas Trees:  On January 8, 2015, our normal trash day, Salem's citywide curbside Christmas Tree Collection will take place. After 6pm on the night before, place your tree on the Northend Ave or Symonds St curb for pickup. Pine needles in the common areas must be removed. Failure to do so will result in fines.

Annual Bonfire: Salem’s 12th annual Christmas tree bonfire will be held at Dead Horse Beach on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., weather permitting. If you want to make sure your tree is part of the bonfire, you can remove all decorations/lights/tinsel and drop it off at the entrance to Dead Horse Beach after January 2nd.

Wrapping Paper, Gift Boxes, etc.: All wrapping paper, gift boxes, and anything that can be torn must be recycled and cannot be placed in the dumpster.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact the board or management. For more info on trash and recycling, see Section 6 of our Rules and Regulations at or the City of Salem’s recycling page at

Thank you for you cooperation with making this process hassle-free for everyone.

Thank you,
Pickering North Board of Trustees

Thank you,
The Pickering North Condominium Association
Board of Managers