Sunday, July 14: Main Street will be closed from Grove Street to Doughty Avenue, from 7 am to 7 pm, for the Somer[Ville] Market.  

Garbage collection guidelines and schedule

Your garbage is picked up weekly. The day of the week depends on where you live.


View this map to find out what day of the week is your garbage collection day.

Garbage is not collected on the weekends, except to make up for weather delays.


Garbage collection is from 7 am to 6:30 pm.


Garbage is not picked up on:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If garbage collection is cancelled due to a holiday or poor weather conditions, it will be picked up the next day.

Grass clippings

There are 2 options for getting rid of your grass clippings:

  • Put out grass clippings with your garbage (counts as a container toward 4-bag limit)
  • Put them in a brown paper bag and call (908) 704-7195 for pickup

If your garbage is not picked up

If your garbage was not picked up on it's scheduled day, it might be because:

  • Container weighed over 35 lbs
  • More than 4 containers were placed at the curb
  • Leaves, branches, or yard waste were in the container
  • Recyclable materials were in the container
  • It's a holiday
  • Poor weather conditions

Get help

Rodney Hadley
Public Works Director

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