Recycling, rubbish collection and street cleaning is accomplished by a team effort headed by the Director of Environmental Services who work together to improve the cleanliness of the City while increasing recycling and decreasing rubbish disposal.  Learn more

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Curbside Trash

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Public Works provides weekly curbside pickup of household trash.  You can help reduce rodents..      Learn more

Schedules and Routes
Rodent Control
Ticketing and Enforcement 

Curbside Recycling

Cambridge Recycling

Recycling is picked up on the same day as trash pickup.  Collection is delayed one day on holiday weeks.     Learn more

What We Do
Recycling Center
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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

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