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News

  • 2016 Commissioner Award Winners

    And the winners are....

  • Notice Alert CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

    Notice Alert: CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

  • City of Cambridge Celebrates “Arbor Week” April 24-28

    Join the Department of Public Works to celebrate the City’s first “Arbor Week.” This special week is focused on activities and information to promote Cambridge’s Urban Forest and runs from Monday, April 24th through Arbor Day, Friday, April 28th.

  • 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).

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Upcoming Events

  • 7:00 PM, April 24, 2017

    Conservation Commission April 2017 Meeting

    Public Meeting of the Conservation Commission

  • 10:00 AM, April 25, 2017

    CANCELED: Arbor Week Tabling

    Due to weather, this event has been canceled and will be held on Monday, April 24th from 10am-12pm. Members of the Public Works Department will have a table outside City Hall from 10am-12pm to hand out saplings and share information about trees and our Urban Forest.

  • 10:00 AM, April 27, 2017

    Arbor Week Celebration at the Main Library

    Members of the Public Works Department will have a table outside the Main Library from 10am-12pm to hand out saplings and share information about trees and our Urban Forest.

  • 10:00 AM, April 28, 2017

    Arbor Day Tree Planting

    Join the Department of Public Works and members of the community as we plant a new tree at Sennott Park to commemorate Arbor Day.

  • 5:00 PM, May 2, 2017

    Inman Square Intersection Improvements Public Meeting

    Meeting to discuss improvements to the Inman Square intersection

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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