This summer, Russell Disposal, the City of Somerville’s contracted trash hauler, will be adding trucks to their daily routes, helping to ensure that trash and recycling are picked up as early as possible. With this in mind and as we head into the warm summer months, the City of Somerville and Somerville Department of Public Works remind all residents of proper trash and recycling storage and disposal procedures to help keep the City clean. Please remember that receptacles must be placed curbside after 4 p.m. the night before and no later than 7 a.m. the day of your collection.
When storing trash on your property, please also remember that City Ordinance requires that trash be kept in sealed containers. Improperly stored trash will result in fines to property owners. In addition to keeping the City clean, these procedures will also help to reduce rodent activity.
For additional information on trash and recycling guidelines, please visit www.somervillema.gov/departments/dpw.