Since 1991, the City’s Mandatory Recycling Ordinance has required all buildings recycle any recyclable that comprises at least 5% of their waste stream. Businesses can arrange for curbside pickup with any hauler licensed in Cambridge. Small businesses with 50 employee or less may use the Recycling Center during open hours only.
All materials subject to Massachusetts Waste Bans are considered designated recyclables in addition to the list below. The City reserves the right to add or remove recyclable materials as defined in the Rules and Regulations at any time. The following materials shall be designated as recyclable materials:
- Batteries (lead-acid)
- Cathode Ray Tubes (TVs and computer monitors)
- Construction Waste (asphalt, brick & concrete)
- Glass, Plastic & Metal containers
- Leaf & Yard Waste
- Scrap Metal
- Tires (whole)
- White Goods
Click here for a flyer to print with recycling information for businesses.
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