• 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

  • DPW Service Schedule for Independence Day

    In observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • Eversource Gas Abandonment Project - Walden and Sherman

    Beginning Thursday, June 16, 2016, and continuing through Friday, June 17, 2016, Eversource Gas will begin an abandonment project in the area of Walden Street and Sherman Street.

  • Household Hazardous Waste Day

    The City of Cambridge is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, June 18, from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Volpe Center in East Cambridge.

  • 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.

  • 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).


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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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