Recycling Center

The Recycling Center is located at 147 Hampshire Street in the back right corner of the Public Works' yard. 

We are open: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00pm - 7:30pm and Saturdays: 9:00am - 4:00pm



 


The Center is open to Cambridge residents only and small businesses and non-profit organizations in Cambridge with 50 employees or fewer. Dozens of items are accepted for safe and efficient disposal, but businesses and nonprofits may only bring:

  • Single-stream recyclables (paper, cardboard, cans, and bottles)
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Plastic film (for special recycling)
  • Scrap metal

There is a book swap (limit of taking 10 per visit) and swap shelves for good-condition small household goods. See flyer for more information on what is accepted. Residents may also take packing peanuts, plastic bags, cords and 3-ring binders. No rummaging of other items. 



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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