• 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".


  • Construction

    Learn about construction activity going on throughout the city and get detailed information about construction projects.


  • Street Cleaning

    Learn about street cleaning, schedule, ticketing, ordinance & regulations, etc.


Public Works News

  • DPW Service Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

    Trash and recycling daily pickup routes delayed one day.

  • Harvard Square Public Toilet Out of Service

    The Harvard Square Public Toilet has been temporarily taken out of service due to issues with freezing during low temperatures.

  • ABC Stormwater Flooding Board – Special Presentation

    The ABC Stormwater Flooding Board was created to allow the Municipalities of Arlington, Belmont & Cambridge to work jointly and cooperatively to identify and implement cost effective solutions to reduce or eliminate any adverse effects of flooding and other hazards in the Alewife sub-watershed area.

  • ROAD CLOSURE: Green Street Closed for Crane Jan 3rd-5th

    In conjunction with ongoing work at the Manning Apartments, Green Street between Pearl St and Magazine St will be closed due to a crane installation from Tuesday, January 3rd through Thursday, January 5th from 9am-6pm each day (weather permitting).

  • Information about City Services this Holiday Season

    Curbside collection of bare holiday trees (weather permitting), will take place through Jan. 13, 2017 on your regular trash/recycling day. Decorations and stands must be removed and trees should not be in a plastic bag. Residents can also bring bare trees to the Recycling Center during open hours (Tues/Thurs 4pm-7:30pm and Sat 9am-4pm) through Jan. 31, 2017. Collection routes are 1 day behind for the remainder of this week.


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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


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


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

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