Recycling Neighbors Program

Make trash extinct

“Recycling Neighbors” is an exciting, new outreach program. Our goal is to encourage and equip neighbors to educate one another about how, what and why to recycle.  Email us to sign up for our monthly email newsletter to stay in the loop!

We want to create strong, neighborhood-based outreach that is able to quickly create a “buzz” in the community. The backbone of the “Recycling Neighbors” program is an email network of residents, that when prompted, will take action and collectively get the word out about specific recycling, composting and waste reduction information throughout the year.

Ultimately, we would like to recruit at least one recycling neighbor on every street and there's over 850 streets! In terms of community connections, we hope to have:

  • 1 parent from each school
  • 1 parent from each youth center
  • 1 participant from each church, synagogue or mosque
  • 1 active user of each library
  • 1 member from each neighborhood association
  • 1 member from each ethnic organization
  • 1 member from each tenant association
  • 1 owner from each condominium


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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


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