2017 Schedules and Routes
Public Works provides weekly curbside pickup of household trash, as well as weekly pickup of household recycling and yard waste by a private contractor. Yard waste is collected April 1st through the second FULL week of December. The City is divided into five districts, to provide these services throughout the City on a five-day week, Monday through Friday.
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2017 Holiday Week Pickup Schedule - If the holiday is after your collection day, there is no change to your pickup day. If the holiday is on or before your collection day, collection is one day later. For example, if your trash is usually picked up on Wednesday, it will be picked up on Thursday, etc.
|2017 Holidays ||Date ||Holiday ||Pick up will be |
|New Year's ||January 2 ||Monday ||one day later |
|MLK Birthday ||January 16 ||Monday ||one day later |
|President's Day ||February 20 ||Monday ||one day later |
|Patriot's Day ||April 17 ||Monday ||one day later |
|Memorial Day ||May 29 ||Monday ||one day later |
|Independence Day ||July 4 ||Tuesday ||one day later |
|Labor Day |
|September 4 ||Monday ||one day later |
|Indigenous Peoples' Day ||October 9 ||Monday ||one day later |
|Veteran's Day ||November 10 ||Friday ||one day later |
|Thanksgiving Day ||November 23 ||Thursday ||one day later |
| Day After Thanksgiving Day ||November 24 || Friday ||one day later |
|Day Before Christmas ||December 22 ||Friday ||one day later |
| Christmas Holiday ||December 25 || Monday ||one day later |
Click on map below to view any of the five districts.
Click on any link below for specific district details.
- Monday: North Cambridge: all areas from the Arlington Line at Massachusetts Avenue down to Porter Square and back to the Sherman Street.
- Tuesday: West Cambridge: all Huron Avenue areas up to Fresh Pond and Mount Auburn Streets back toward the Mount Auburn Hospital.
- Wednesday : Mid-Cambridge: Broadway from Harvard Square to Antrim Street and Harvard Street from Harvard Square to Bigelow Street.
- Thursday : East Cambridge: Cambridge and Hampshire Streets from Prospect Street down to First Street including all the side streets.
- Friday : Central Square Area back to the Charles River: all streets within and in back of Central Square, and MIT area
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