Start of Street Sweeping Delayed Until May 4 and Updates on Other City Services

The start of street sweeping in Somerville has been delayed by two weeks to Monday, May 4. Normally, street sweeping takes place from April 1 until December 31. As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 emergency, we will decide if the delay will be extended and share that information as it becomes available.

Below are updates on other City services while City buildings are closed:

  • Trash and recycling collection remain on a normal schedule.
  • Yard waste collection will begin on schedule during the week of April 20. Visit to find out when your pickup day is.
    • But please note, there will be no yard waste drop-off. 
  • Textile recycling (in the pink bags) is suspended until further notice.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off days are suspended until further notice.
  • E-Waste drop off is suspended until further notice.
  • Rain Barrel Pick-Up Day is canceled, but the vendor will contact anyone who has placed an order.

2020 Environmental Service Guide Updates

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