Request a Service

Public Works takes pride in providing excellent public service.  Please use the links below for some of the most commonly requested services: street or sidewalk repair, recycling blue bin or toter, or a tree pruning or planting.   If you do not see the service you would like to request below, visit our contact page or call 617.349.4800.
  • Request a blue bin

    Recycling bins are only available to residential buildings with 6 units or less. Expect changes in October, 2010 with single stream recycling.

  • Request a recycling toter

    Toters are available to 6+ unit, multi-family residential buildings. Expect changes in October, 2010 with single stream recycling.

  • Street Repair

    To request a street or sidewalk repair.

  • Tree Planting

    The City of Cambridge has a variety of programs available to residents interested in adding trees to public spaces around their buildings and homes.

  • Tree Pruning

    Pruning helps create better looking, safer and healthier trees. The goal of the City's tree pruning program is to prune every tree once every four years.

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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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