The Cambridge Department of Public Works provides dependable, high quality and accessible service--maintaining, improving and expanding a safe, healthy, attractive and inviting physical environment. The department supports the infrastructure of a vibrant community through comprehensive planning, scheduled maintenance, collaborative efforts, the provision of information, and emergency preparedness and response.
The Administration Division includes Human Resources, MIS, Budget, Payroll and Public Relations.
The Cemetery Division provides complete burial services and genealogical information.
The Engineering Division oversees the design and construction of City infrastructure and manages records related to this infrastructure.
Cambridge's graffiti removal program involves a cooperative effort between Public Works, the Police Department, residents, and property owners to remove graffiti from private property.
Park Maintenance provides safe, clean, attractive, and public open spaces for the community.
Urban Forestry enhances city life by providing tree care and planting on streets, in parks, and around public buildings.
The Street Cleaning Division is responsible for maintaining clean public streets through sweeping, litter pickup, and graffiti removal.
Streets and Sidewalk Maintenance Division maintains public streets, sidewalks, curbs and sewers.
The Sewer Division maintains and repairs the city’s sanitary, combined and stormwater systems.
Public Works clears snow and ice from all 125 miles of public streets in Cambridge, as well as from 23 miles of public sidewalk. The Department also enforces the City's sidewalk snow and ice removal ordinance.
The city of Cambridge is committed to confronting the problem of rodent control.
Learn about regulations that apply to the use of leaf blowers in Cambridge.
Recycling and trash services include curbside collection of trash and recycling, and yard waste. Other services include a Recycling Center, collection of large items and appliances, and several hazardous waste collections.
Learn about what the City is doing and what you can do to help improve and protect local waterways.
A brief description of all ordinances governed and implemented by Public Works.
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