Green Living

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The City of Cambridge takes pride in its commitment to environmental awareness and sustainable living. From our green buildings to the robust residential and business recycling and composting programs, Cambridge is a green city, inside and out. 

Public Works recognizes the importance of reducing energy use from both a cost and environmental perspective, and has played a significant role in the City‘s ongoing greenhouse gas reduction efforts through its work managing energy use, installing high efficiency building equipment, and promoting operational and behavioral changes.

Please take a moment to learn about the many exciting programs the City has in place. 

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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