The new 2023-2024 Landfill/Dump stickers (purple) are now available!
Landfill permits are obtained in the bottom floor of the Town Hall in the Collections Area. You will need a current, valid registration (or a photocopy) of the vehicle on which the landfill sticker will be going onto showing a Salem address. If you are not a Salem resident, or your vehicle registration does not have a Salem address on it, you will need to provide proof that you own property in Salem, as well as provide your current, out-of-town or -state vehicle registration.
The cost of the permit is $45 and expires on September 30, annually. The fee is not prorated. If you are 65 years of age or older, you may obtain one free permit for your personal vehicle, only. Each additional permit costs $45. The pricing is per the Fee Schedule (PDF) adopted by the Board of Selectmen. If you are a veteran that is 100% permanently & totally disabled, you may obtain a free permit with proof of your "100% permanent and total disability" from the Veterans Administration. Please bring in your VA Disability letter showing your "100% permanent and total disability" rating.
Landfill permits come with three "bulky" coupons attached for large items. Only one set of landfill bulky coupons is allowed per household per year. You may purchase additional landfill permits for additional vehicles, but they will not include the bulky coupons.
The landfill (also known as the Transfer Station or Dump) is located on Shannon Road. Take Route 97 (Main Street) to Hampstead Street, which will become Shannon Road. The landfill is about one mile on the left.
You have other options for Landfill/Dump Sticker renewal if you do not wish to come to the Town Hall:
Please mail in a $45 check or money order made payable to the "Town of Salem," a standard Number 10 business size self-addressed stamped envelope, and a photocopy of your current registration for the vehicle that the landfill/dump sticker will be going onto the following address:
33 Geremonty Drive
Salem, NH 03079
Cash is not an acceptable form of payment using this method.
Town Hall Drop Box
At the front of the Town Hall, please drop off a sealed envelope labeled "Town Clerk" including a $45 check or money order made payable to the "Town of Salem," a standard Number 10 business size self-addressed stamped envelope, and a photocopy of your current registration for the vehicle that the landfill/dump sticker will be going on. Cash is not an acceptable form of payment using this method.
Please note: If a self-addressed stamped envelope is not provided with mail/drop box requests, the landfill sticker will remain at the Town Clerk's Office until retrieved by the requestor.