• 4/24/2017

    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.

  • 4/13/2017

    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).

  • 4/13/2017

    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.

  • 4/11/2017

    DPW Service Schedule for Patriots’ Day Holiday

    In observance of the Patriots’ Day Holiday on Monday, April 17th, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • 4/5/2017

    Green Street Closure April 7th & 10th

    In conjunction with an ongoing project at the Manning Apartments (237 Franklin St.), Green Street will be closed on Friday, April 7th and Monday, April 10th from 9am-6pm to allow for the dismantling and removal of the cranes currently in the area.

  • 3/22/2017

    Household Hazardous Waste Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 8th

    The City of Cambridge is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, April 8th, from 9am to 1pm in the Field Street Parking Lot at Danehy Park.

  • 3/20/2017

    Street Cleaning & Yard Waste Pickup to Resume in April

    As the 2017 spring season approaches, several DPW services are scheduled to resume in Cambridge.

  • 3/13/2017

    Trash/Recycling Collection Delayed 1 Day Week of 3/13

    Due to the impending blizzard, there will be no curbside trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge on Tuesday, March 14th and service will be delayed one day for the remainder of this week.

  • 3/13/2017

    Public Meeting on 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 28, from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M., Department of Public Works, Frazier Conference Room, 147 Hampshire Street.

  • 3/10/2017

    NOTICE: Pipe Lining on Fayerweather St, Granville Rd, and Green St

    As part of the Trenchless Rehabilitation Program for sewer and stormwater infrastructure, the City’s contractor will be rehabilitating pipes the weeks of March 13th and March 20th on several streets.

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