December Holiday Schedules


Happy Holidays

There will be no change in the curbside trash and recycling pickup during the weeks of December 20 and December 27. Curbside trash and recycling collection will take place on your regular pick up day, both weeks.

The Recycling Drop-off Center will be closed on Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25) and on New Year's Day (Saturday, January 1). The Center will maintain a normal schedule on other days.

Due to weather, street cleaning has been cancelled for the rest of the season; street cleaning resumes in April 2011.

Curbside collection of bare Christmas trees (weather permitting), will be January 3-14, on your regular trash/ recycling day. Decorations and stands must be removed and trees should not be in a plastic bag. Learn more by visiting the Recycling webpage, or by calling DPW at 617.349.4800.

Cambridge Cemetery will have gates open from 7 AM until dusk throughout the holiday season. Cemetery and DPW Administrative Offices will be closed on December 23, December 24 and December 31.

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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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