Businesses

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)
  • Cardboard
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (TVs and computer monitors)
  • Construction Waste (asphalt, brick & concrete)
  • Paper
  • Glass, Plastic & Metal containers
  • Leaf & Yard Waste
  • Scrap Metal
  • Tires (whole)
  • White Goods
  • Wood

Click here for a flyer to print with recycling information for businesses.

 

 

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

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

Ms. Randi Mail
Director of Recycling
617.349.4866
rmail@cambridgema.gov

 

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