• Curbside Collections

    Learn about trash and recycling services, drop off options, yard waste, household hazardous waste disposal, schedules and routes, and how to "Get Rid of It Right".


  • Construction

    Learn about construction activity going on throughout the city and get detailed information about construction projects.


  • Street Cleaning

    Learn about street cleaning, schedule, ticketing, ordinance & regulations, etc.


Public Works News

  • Green Street Sewer Work to Begin On or About 9/28

    The city’s contractor, Mattuchio Construction, will perform sewer replacement work on Green Street between Pleasant Street and Sellers Street beginning on or about Wednesday, September 28.

  • Service Schedule for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    In observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday of October, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning on Monday, October 10th.

  • Flooding: Is Your Property Protected?

    Have the right tools to understand the risk of flooding and what actions may be taken to protect your property.

  • Employees Honored by Cambridge Public Works

    Four Cambridge Department of Public Works employees were honored with the Ruth and Carl F. Barron Family Achievement Award on August 31, 2016 at DPW headquarters located at 147 Hampshire Street in Cambridge.

  • Main Street Redesigned

    From design to construction, the Main Street Reconstruction Project has been many years in the making. Today, it can now be enjoyed by all who live, work, and visit Kendall Square.


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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


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


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

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