Outreach at Events

If you like to talk to strangers and love recycling and composting, you have come to the right place. We would love your help to increase recycling and composting in Cambridge by educating the public at events throughout the year. 

September

  • Danehy Park Day (9/22, 11am-4pm)
  • Cambridgeport History Day (9/29, Dana Park, 11am-4pm)
 

October

  • City Sprouts Festival (10/14, Ahern Field, 12 noon -3pm)
  • Oktoberfest & Honk Festival (10/7 rain date 10/8, noon-7pm, Harvard Square)
  • 2nd Annual Rib Festival (10/21, Cambridge St 6th-Fulkerson, Noon-6pm)

More events and outreach opportunities can be found on various calendars:

City Calendars

Neighborhood Calendars

If you would like to volunteer regularly at different events, ask for an outreach packet which includes:

  • Recycling & Trash Guide  (English, Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Ethiopian and Portuguese)
  • Posters for multi-family buildings
  • Recycling labels for toters or any 32-gal barrel
  • 50% Recycling Pledge (clipboard, signup sheets, stickers)
  • Signup for toter requests
  • Yard waste labels
  • Composting information
    • Composting is easy flyer
    • Composting with worms - PowerPoint handout
    • Flipbook with presentation slides on recycling, composting and zero waste
    • T-shirt for volunteer
    • Business cards for a recycling staffer
    • Available for specific events on loan:
      • Tablecloth
      • Easel stands with posters

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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