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Public Works News

  • 2016 Commissioner's Awards

    Four DPW employees who demonstrate exemplary work performance will be recognized with the presentation of the "Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Performance" at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 18th.

  • Spring Showers Bring Limited Time Offer on Rain Barrels

    Public Works is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Company in Hyde Park, MA to offer recycled rain barrels to residents as part of a community wide conservation and sustainability program.

  • Joint Public Notice CSO Control Plan Update

    This notice is required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as an annual update on the progress of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control measures to improve the water quality of Alewife Brook. You are receiving this notice because your property lies within the extended 100-year floodplain of Alewife Brook as established and currently in effect by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • Residents Encouraged to Bring Reusable Bags when Shopping in Cambridge

    The City of Cambridge seeks to reduce the number of plastic and paper bags being used, discarded, littered, burned, and buried. The Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) Ordinance, effective March 31, 2016, encourages the use of reusable bags at all retail establishments in Cambridge.

  • Notice Alert CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

    Notice Alert: CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

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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