• 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.


Citywide Curbside Compost Pickup is Here!

Curbside composting promotion

Learn more about curbside composting

Public Works News

  • City of Cambridge Celebrates “Arbor Week” April 23-27

    Join the Department of Public Works to celebrate “Arbor Week” in the City. This special week is focused on activities and information to promote Cambridge’s Urban Forest and runs from Monday, April 23 through Arbor Day, Friday, April 27.

  • Brattle Square Crosswalk Construction

    Beginning the week of April 16th, weather permitting, and continuing for approximately three weeks, the Department of Public Works will begin work to upgrade the pedestrian crossings around Brattle Square, at the intersections of Brattle St. and Mt. Auburn St.

  • Alewife Brook Combined Sewer Overflow Control Progress Update

    This notice is required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) .

  • You Clicked. We Fixed!

    Cambridge Ranked “Top-Fixer” for the First Quarter of 2018 by SeeClickFix

  • Longfellow Park Steps Restoration Project

    Beginning the week of April 2nd and continuing for the next two months, weather permitting, the Department of Public Works, in collaboration with the Cambridge Historical Commission, will be working to restore the steps and stone retaining walls at Longfellow Park.


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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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