2013 May Recycling ENewsletter

5/29/2013

Next Household Hazardous Waste Collection 6/8/2013

 Dates: 6/8, 7/13, 10/19 from 9am-1pm. Click here for more information.

 

Want to Donate a Couch, Mattress or Other Furniture? Super!

Moving and can’t take it all with you? Plan ahead and call today to arrange a free pickup of your good-condition furniture with a local organization that benefits people in need. Visit www.cambridgema.gov/furniture. Moving and can’t take it all with you? Plan ahead and call today to arrange a free pickup of your good-condition furniture with a local organization that benefits people in need.

 

Get More Involved and Volunteer

We’d love to hear from you if you can volunteer for a few hours at a community event coming up. It’s fun to talk to people about recycling, composting, and reducing waste. You can enjoy the atmosphere and get a free t-shirt. Email us today at recycle@cambridgema.gov to help!

  • 6/1, Riverfest, Noon-6pm (rain date 6/2)
  • 6/8, Fresh Pond Day, 10am-2pm
  • 6/15, Hoops N Health, 10am-8pm (rain date 6/22)

 

Curbside Recycling… Yay or Nay?


Yay!

Large Plastics: We can recycle buckets, broken laundry baskets, crates, toys, etc. Please try to donate and reuse first.

Paper Coffee Cups: Empty please, and we can even take the plastic top. No Styrofoam.
Shredded Paper: Just place in a clear plastic or paper bag.  

Frozen Food Boxes: If it rips, we can take it. Rinse out food residue.

 

Nay!

Hangers: Reuse and donate, check with your local dry cleaner. Metal hangers accepted at Recycling Center.

Clothing & Textiles: See our google map of clothing donation spots. Good stuff gets reused and damaged stuff gets recycled.

Electronics: Find out how to recycle or donate.

Packaging: No packing peanuts, no plastic wrap, or polystyrene Styrofoam blocks. More info…

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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-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
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RECYCLING CENTER HOURS

Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

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