• 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.


Citywide Curbside Compost Pickup is Here!

Curbside composting promotion

Learn more about curbside composting

Public Works News

  • Urban Forest Master Plan Survey

    The City of Cambridge is collecting information on residents’ awareness and perceptions of the urban forest (all the trees in the city) through an online survey as part of the Urban Forest Master Plan project.

  • Sherman Street Railroad Crossing

    Construction on the safety improvements required for the establishment of a quiet zone at the Sherman Street railroad crossing is scheduled to begin on September 4th and will take approximately one to two weeks to complete.

  • DPW Service Schedule for Labor Day

    In observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 3, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Confirmed in Cambridge

    The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) confirmed that the invasive beetle has been found in Cambridge.

  • Pruning of Scholar Trees

    Rejuvenation Pruning of the Scholar Trees Taking Place at Cambridge Common


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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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