News and Events


  • Longfellow Park Steps Restoration Project

    Beginning the week of April 2nd and continuing for the next two months, weather permitting, the Department of Public Works, in collaboration with the Cambridge Historical Commission, will be working to restore the steps and stone retaining walls at Longfellow Park.

  • Spring Showers Bring Limited Time Offer on Rain Barrels

    Capture the rainwater from your roof and store it in a rain barrel for later use in your garden. Purchase a 60-gallon rainwater collection system for $69.00 now through May 27th. Delivery is scheduled for Thursday, June 1st , from 4:30 -7:00 p.m. at the Cambridge DPW yard, 147 Hampshire Street.

  • Public Meeting- Stormwater Management Program

    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.

  • DPW Service Schedule for Memorial Day Holiday

    In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 28, there will be no trash, recycling, or compost pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • Fern St. Construction

    Beginning on Monday, May 21st the City’s contractor, P. Gioioso & Sons will begin work on Fern Street to remove and replace the existing hardscape mounds with earthen and landscaped mounds.

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Upcoming Events

  • 6:30 PM, May 30, 2018

    Riedesel Ave Community Meeting

    On Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30pm, the Community Development Department and the Department of Public Works will be hosting a meeting on site to review the current proposed plans (see reverse side) and discuss residents’ concerns.

  • 10:00 AM, June 2, 2018

    Willard St Tree and Landscape Walk

    As part of the City’s on-going design efforts for the Willard Street Drainage Improvement Project, we will be offering a site walk of Willard Street to look at tree and landscape planting opportunities.

  • 5:00 PM, June 6, 2018

    Tree Walk

    City Arborist Dave Lefcourt will lead a “Tree Walk” through Mid-Cambridge on Wednesday, June 6 (weather permitting) which includes a visit to Harvard Yard from 5-7pm.

  • 9:00 AM, June 30, 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.

  • 10:30 AM, June 30, 2018

    Urban Gardening Series: Rain Garden Fundamentals

    Urban Gardening Series

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