• 5/22/2017

    Service Schedule for Memorial Day Holiday

    In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 29, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • 5/22/2017

    DPW Road Show Postponed

    DPW Road Show scheduled for today has been postponed to Tuesday, May 23rd due to rain.

  • 5/8/2017

    Public Works Announces 2017 Commissioner Award Winners

    And the winners are...

  • 5/1/2017

    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.

  • 4/26/2017

    ARBOR WEEK: April Flowering Trees

    This map shows flowering trees planted and maintained by the City of Cambridge on streets, in parks and around city buildings that are typically in bloom in April.

  • 4/26/2017

    ARBOR WEEK: Tree Walk

    Open up our Street Tree Map on your phone, enable GPS, and just like that you can walk through the streets of Cambridge and find out what species of trees are surrounding you.

  • 4/25/2017

    Rindge Ave Sewer Repair Work, 4/26-4/28

    Crews will repair a section of sewer from Yerxa Rd to Middlesex St

  • 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.

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