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  • 6:00 PM, March 27, 2018

    Curbside Composting Open House

    Curbside Composting Open House

  • 6:00 PM, March 27, 2018

    Stormwater Management Plan Meeting

    The Cambridge Department of Public Works is holding a public meeting to discuss the City’s efforts in the implementation of its Stormwater Management Program on Tuesday, March 27, from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M., Department of Public Works, Frazier Conference Room, 147 Hampshire Street.

  • 9:00 AM, March 31, 2018

    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

    Public Works holds up to four Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Days per year for Cambridge residents only. You must bring proof of residency.

  • 6:00 PM, April 5, 2018

    City Hall Annex Community Meeting 4/5

    On Thursday, April 5th from 6:00-7:30 pm, the Department of Public Works will be hosting a Community Meeting in the fourth floor Conference Room at the City Hall Annex located at 344 Broadway.

  • 5:30 PM, April 10, 2018

    Tree Hearing

    NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Removal of Public Shade Trees City of Cambridge, Department of Public Works Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, Sections 3 and 4, a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the DPW Main Conference Room at 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s): 1. Talbot St – Removal of 2 trees (21” honeylocust & 7.3”crabapple) for drainage and streetscape improvements. Location will be replanted. 2. Hampshire St at Cambridge St (Vellucci Plaza) – Removal of 4 honeylocust (14.2”, 16”, 14.7”, &13.3”) for pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety improvements. Location will be replanted. 3. 237 Hampshire St – Removal of 3.5” oak for Inman Square project involving pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety improvements. Location will be replanted. The tree(s) identified above have been posted for public inspection. Any objections to their removal must be submitted in writing to the City Arborist, prior to or during the hearing. The mailing address for the City Arborist is Department of Public Works, City of Cambridge, 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139; phone: 617-349-6433 email:

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


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Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
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Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

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