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Public Works News

  • City of Cambridge Celebrates “Arbor Week” April 24-28

    Join the Department of Public Works to celebrate the City’s first “Arbor Week.” This special week is focused on activities and information to promote Cambridge’s Urban Forest and runs from Monday, April 24th through Arbor Day, Friday, April 28th.

  • ARBOR WEEK: Tree Walk

    Open up our Street Tree Map on your phone, enable GPS, and just like that you can walk through the streets of Cambridge and find out what species of trees are surrounding you.

  • ARBOR WEEK: April Flowering Trees

    This map shows flowering trees planted and maintained by the City of Cambridge on streets, in parks and around city buildings that are typically in bloom in April.

  • Rindge Ave Sewer Repair Work, 4/26-4/28

    Crews will repair a section of sewer from Yerxa Rd to Middlesex St

  • 2017 Commissioner's Awards

    Four DPW employees who demonstrated exemplary work performance will be recognized with the presentation of the "Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Performance" at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 24th.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860

RECYCLING CENTER HOURS

Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Owen O'Riordan
Commissioner