license commission

Solid Waste Hauler


Solid Waste Hauler License

Issued by: License Commission

Governed By: Cambridge City Ordinance 5.24

Process Length: The process takes aboutĀ four to six weeks.

Fee: $175 hearing and application fee. $125 annual licensing fee.

Process: You must file an application, get zoning sign-offs, provide stamped Articles of organization, if a corporation, LLC Agreement if a Limited liability Company, Partnership Agreement if a partnership. You must also provide a Business Certificate.

Licensees are required to:
1. Provide collection services for garbage and recycling either directly or through a sub-contract.
2. List all sub-contractors and solid waste collection and hauling services on the application.
3. Upon request by the City, provide a list of all Cambridge accounts indicating which services are being provided to each account.
4. Describe how they promote recycling services and how potential and existing customers are informed that recycling is mandatory in Cambridge.
5. Upon request by the City, distribute information to customers once per year of City Ordinances regarding noise, waste, recycling and other related issues. This information will be provided by the City.

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