Sign Up for a Recycling or Trash Tour


Randi Mail and George Delegas in recycling facility

Cambridge residents are invited to go on a tour of the Recycling or trash facilities that serve the city.  Maximum of 25 people per tour, first come first served. Sorry, but kids under 16 cannot attend, and you must be able to walk at a steady pace, often on narrow metal catwalks and on stairs.

Participants will meet at the Department of Public Works, 147 Hampshire St. and carpool to the facilities. RSVP is required so please Email to request a spot for a specific date and we’ll send you more info. Let us know if you can drive and how many people you can take. 

Recycling Tours (Casella, Charlestown)

·         Wednesday, September 21: Meet at DPW, 1:30pm SHARP.

·         Wednesday, October 19: Meet at DPW, 1:30pm SHARP.

·         Tuesday, November 15: Meet at DPW, 8:30am SHARP.

·         Take a virtual recycling tour here

Trash Tours (Waste Management Wheelabrator Incinerator, Saugus)

·         Wednesday, October 26: Meet at DPW, 1:20am SHARP.

·         Take a virtual trash tour here

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Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

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

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager