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Sanitation Division collects and disposes of solid waste from residents and business in the City of Somerton in a safe, efficient and sanitary manner. We collect for approximately 3,000 residential households and about 100 business properties. Sanitation also collects recyclable materials such as plastic, metal, paper, glass, aluminum, and cardboard from the new curbside recycling program.  Rollow Subdivision   

2018 Trash/ Recycle Pick Up Calendar                                                                                                                                                                                     

2018 Neighborhood Clean Up (New Schedule)

The City of somerton will begin its Annual Clean Up for city residents (Residential ONLY/NOT  Commercial).  This is in addition to normal collection days and is strictly for pick up of ordinary household bulk items such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, furniture, electronics, tires (no rim), bagged lawn, tree branches and clipping 4 feet long.


Starting October, the city will be divided into 12 areas and each area will have 3 days (with the exception of area 12) for the curbside pick up of those ordinary household bulk items.


All elegible items MUST be available for pick up by 6 A.M. on your designated week of October and November.  Items placed put more than one week before your scheduled pick up week creates a hazard and will be referred to Code Enforcement for possible citation and/or legal action.


  • Non bagged lawn/clipping will not be picked up.
  • Tree branches must be tied in piles no longer than 4 feet in lenght and easily to picked up by two men.
  • Any material mixed with bulk clipping/tree brances will not be picked up. 
  • Construction material will not picked up.
  • Call Somerton Police Department if you see someone dumping material in your area.
This is a ONE TIME pick up.  Place all items on the curb where your trash/recycle bins are normally serviced weekly.
Please be mindful of your neighbors and keep your clean up pile orderly and DO NOT block sidewalks, street, right -of-ways, alleys, fire hydrants and water meters.



2018 Neighborhood Clean Up Map

2018 Neighborhood Clean UP Flyer English

Enlace en español sobre la limpieza anual 


Somerton Recycling Program

Please be advised that as of January 8, 2018, the Recycling Plant will not be accepting branches and trees until further notice.  Your weekly recycle bins will be picked up as normal.  Thank you for your patience.

Se le informa que a partir del 8 de enero del 2018 la planta de reciclaje no estara recibiendo ramas  y árboles hasta nuevo aviso. Su contenedor de reciclaje seguira siendo recolectado de la manera usual.  Gracias por su paciencia.

This program is designed to reduce waste and encourage recycling. The objectives of the recycling program are to reduce the tipping cost of our waste to the landfill and save the natural resources. Source reduction combined with recycling can further reduce waste.

The City officially started the program in November 2010, delivering 3,000 residential curbside recycling containers. As a result, the city has been saving the landfill cost of around 30 tons around $800 a month.

Our goal is to reduce as much as we can, so we want to encourage our residents to help us by placing the garbage/recycling in the proper container. Therefore, Somerton residents help us to conserve our natural resources by committing to reduce, reuse, and recycle.



Fleet Services Maintenance Shop

The Fleet Services Maintenance Shop is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all City of Somerton operated vehicles and equipment; City Hall based vehicles and the Department of Public Safety-Fire Vehicles. These vehicles include sanitation packer type garbage trucks, automated garbage trucks, fire trucks, ambulances, pick-up trucks, full size dump trucks, cars, large pieces of earth moving equipment, pavers, rollers, front-end loaders, a forklift and a variety of miscellaneous small equipment including lawn mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, generators, green mowers, cement mixer and concrete saws In all, there are approximately 100 large pieces of equipment and 50 plus small pieces of equipment.