• Curbside Collections

    Learn about trash and recycling services, drop off options, yard waste, household hazardous waste disposal, schedules and routes, and how to "Get Rid of It Right".

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Public Works News

  • DPW Service Schedule for Patriots’ Day Holiday

    In observance of the Patriots’ Day Holiday on Monday, April 17th, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • 2017 Commissioner's Awards

    Four DPW employees who demonstrated exemplary work performance will be recognized with the presentation of the "Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Performance" at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 24th.

  • Joint Public Notice CSO Control Plan Update

    This notice is required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as an annual update on the progress of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control measures to improve the water quality of Alewife Brook. You are receiving this notice because your property lies within the extended 100-year floodplain of Alewife Brook as established and currently in effect by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • Street Cleaning & Yard Waste Pickup to Resume in April

    As the 2017 spring season approaches, several DPW services are scheduled to resume in Cambridge.

  • Employees Honored by Cambridge Public Works

    Four Cambridge Department of Public Works (DPW) employees were honored with the Ruth and Carl F. Barron Family Achievement Award for the third and fourth quarters of 2016 on March 8, 2017.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860

RECYCLING CENTER HOURS

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

Owen O'Riordan
Commissioner