Bulky Waste

Some bulky waste requires a disposal permit. Please use the “Get Rid of It Right” tool to determine if you need a permit or other ways to dispose of the item properly or efficiently.

Permits cost $25, or $20 for seniors. Some items are free but require a permit for scheduling. Please note that only one item per permit is accepted.

After residents have confirmed they need a permit by using the Get Rid of It Right tool, residents may pay:

Apply for a permit here

    2.
  In person. Visit DPW, 147 Hampshire Street, during business hours (Monday: 8:30am-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm, or Friday: 8:30am-12noon). Payments in person can be made by check, money order, cash or credit card.    

    3.  Mail:
Mail a check or money order made payable to the ‘City of Cambridge’ to: Department of Public Works, 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139. Please list the item(s) to be picked up; each item requires a permit. The permit(s) will be mailed or emailed back with a scheduled pick up date.


Most items are scheduled for Wednesdays and large TVs/monitors/printers are scheduled for Thursdays. Place items close to curb edge with permit facing street. No commercial or industrial items.

How can we help you? I'd like...

Service Requests

Commonwealth Connect Promo

Cambridge citizen requests, now online & on the go! Report issues here.

FAQ's

Have a question?
Find the answer in our extensive
Frequently Asked Questions

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