Household Trash & Refuse

Since January 20, 1992, Somersworth residents have been required to buy trash bags marked with the City Seal in order for their trash to be collected at the curbside on rubbish day. If the trash is not in a Somersworth bag – it will not be picked up. There is no limit to the number of bags put out at the curb, however, the bag must be light enough so one man can easily lift it.

  • $2.15 for a 30-gallon bag ($21.50 Roll)
  • $1.60 for a 15-gallon bag ($16.00 Roll)

The cost of the bags are equal to the individual cost for garbage to be collected and disposed of. In other words, if you reduce your garbage-you reduce your cost! Read the following to find out what you can and can’t recycle. Remember, recycling can lower your cost of trash disposal.