public works department

Yard Waste Collection Ends for Season


Proper yard waste setout


Yard Waste Collection Ends December 13

Time is running out to finish up your fall yard cleaning!  Separate yard waste collection ends on Friday, December 13.  Place yard waste in barrels marked with City-issued stickers facing the street, or in lawn refuse bags sold in most hardware stores. Yard waste is not accepted in plastic bags by recycling or rubbish crews. Barrels and bags must be set on the curb apart from the trash. Do not staple or tape bags. Bundle small twigs and branches with string.

Accepted Materials
Yard waste is banned from landfills and incinerators in Massachusetts and is composted locally. 
    •Shrub Prunings & Twigs (no more than 1 inch in diameter and 3 feet in length) 
    •Thick Limbs (3 tied bundles per week, no more than 3 feet in length and diameter)

Unaccepted Materials 
    •No Trash 
    •No Food 
    •No Soil, Dirt, Sand Rocks or Tree Stumps (call a private hauler)

Visiting City Hall

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

Louis DePasquale
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager