Ordinances and Regulations

See all Ordinances listed under the heading Refuse and Litter

In March 1991, the City Council passed the Mandatory Recycling, which requires recycling at all buildings that generate waste in Cambridge.  See the Rules & Regulations specific to commercial establishments. 

In 1990, Massachusetts waste bans were introduced on landfilling and combustion of easy-to-recycle and toxic materials.  Additional "waste bans" have been phased in over time. 

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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