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Compost Pilot FAQ Home Page


Thank you for visiting the Frequently Asked Questions page for the upcoming curbside pilot program in the City of Cambridge. We know that you may have questions about the program, and we are excited to answer these questions to make you feel comfortable about participating in the program. Please click on the links below to view FAQ’s related to the program.

Why Curbside Compost in Cambridge?


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Participation & Logistics

Bin & Bag Details

Best Practices & Other Questions


After review the pages, if you feel that your questions was not adequately answered, please contact the Recycling Division at 617-349-4800 over via email at

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