Public Works



The Borough provides for curbside pick up by our Public Works Department on Monday (all residents East of Atlantic Ave. heading toward Voorhees) and Thursdays (all residents West of Atlantic Ave. heading toward Gloucester Township). For more information about recycling and the guidelines, click here.

Solid Waste

Solid Waste is collected every Thursday by Republic Services of New Jersey. The Borough offers the option to purchase additional trash carts, but if you would like to "borrow" one, that option is available for our residents. If you are new to our community and aren't sure the Do's and Don'ts of our solid waste pick up, please click here. If your trash is not collected, please be patient, they may be running late. If you notice that it is not collected at the end of the day, please call Republic Services at 1-800-225-8411 with your address and they will schedule a pick up. Please keep in mind that if collection day falls on a holiday, Republic Services will pick up trash the next business day.

Storm Water

What is storm water? Storm water originates from rainfall and other precipitation that runs off of surfaces all over the Borough-rooftops, streets, lawns, etc. Storm water makes its way into natural water sources and takes everything from the Borough surfaces with it into these areas.

Car Wash

When you wash your car on a compacted surface, the run-off containing soap, heavy metals, road grime, greases and oils can enter the storm drains. Unlike sanitary drains, storm water drains run directly into creeks, ponds and lakes. Use a commercial car wash facility or find a grassy area at home to soak up the run-off. Protect our area's natural water resources!

Street Maintenance

Public Works has the responsibility of ensuring the safety and maintaining the condition of all public streets and right-of-ways. Please visit this page again for a list of the 2019 Street Improvement projects.

Services provided:

  • Pothole
  • Street cleaning
  • Snow and ice removal from streets
  • Leaf collection
  • Storm water drainage
  • Facility maintenance
  • Street Improvement Projects
  • Workforce projects

Sewer Issues

If you are having a sewer issue during business hours (7 am to 3 pm, Monday thru Friday) you can call Public Works at (856)783-4648. If you are having an issue after hours, or on a holiday, please call (856)924-0149.

My trash wasn't collected.  What should I do?

If you have noticed that your trash wasn't collected, please be patient, Republic may be running behind that day. If you happen to notice that at the end of the day that it still has not been picked up, please call Republic Services of New Jersey at 1-800-225-8411. Please keep in mind that if trash collection day falls on a holiday, your trash will be collected the next business day.

How do I obtain an additional trash cart or get a loaner cart?

The Borough of Somerdale offers a "loaner" trash cart program or you have the option to purchase an additional cart. For information, you can call (856)783-6320 ext. 4600.

How do I obtain a recycling bucket?

Whether you are a new resident, or would like an additional recycling can, you can call (856)783-4648.