• 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

  • 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.

  • Cambridge Businesses, Residents, and Local Organizations Come Together to Make Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) Ordinance a Success

    Thanks to strong support from the local business community and their customers, the City’s Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) Ordinance has led to a significant reduction in use of single-use bags in Cambridge.

  • Cambridge Announces New Service Request Platform

    Cambridge residents can report issues through the statewide Commonwealth Connect, an easy-to-use, GPS enabled mobile app and online interface.

  • 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).

  • Work to Occur Overnight on Green St - August 18

    In conjunction with an ongoing project at the Manning Apartments (237 Franklin St.), overnight work will be required on August 18th to complete urgent repairs on the existing excavation in the roadway on Green Street. Work hours will be from 12:00am-4:30am.


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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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