DPW Service Schedule for the Christmas Holiday


Happy Holidays!

During the week of December 23, trash and recycling collection will continue as normal on Monday December 23 and Tuesday, December 24. There will be no trash or recycling collection on Wednesday, December 25th and collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

The Recycling Drop-off Center will not be open on Tuesday, December 24. Curbside collection of bare Christmas trees (weather permitting), will be December 30 through January 17, on your regular trash/ recycling day. Decorations and stands must be removed and trees should not be in a plastic bag. Residents can also bring bare trees to the Recycling Center during open hours (Tues/Thurs 4pm-7:30pm and Sat 9am-4pm) from December 28, 2013 - January 18, 2014.

There will be no street cleaning on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25. Street cleaning will resume on Thursday, December 26 and end for the season on Friday, December 27. Street cleaning services will resume in April 2014.

Cambridge Cemetery will have gates open from 7 AM until 5 PM throughout the holiday season. Cemetery and Public Works Administrative Offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday. December 25.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


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


Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

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