Construction Debris

You must call a private hauler to take away renovation waste generated including boilers and furnaces. Click here for information on building materials, sinks & toilets and asbestos

The City will only pick up carpet and lumber, no more than 3 tied bundles each (3 ft x 3 ft x 1 ft tall) , and one toilet or sink per week with the trash. Click here for licensed haulers that serve Cambridge. 

Residents can recycle clean drywall cutoffs for free at Gypsum Recycling, 300 Centre Street, Holbrook. 

The locations below offer drop off for a volume-based fee.  Call ahead for open hours.

  • Michlin Transfer Station (Mabardy's), 617-354-7580, 50 Mooney Street in North Cambridge 
  • Jet-A-Way Recycling, 617-541-4009, 47 Kemble Street in Roxbury 

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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