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How do I sign up?
Sign up online at CambridgeMa.Gov/CompostPickup. We are asking for your email address and phone number so we can stay in touch during the pilot program with updates and survey requests.  If you don’t have access to a computer or can’t sign up online, call us at 617-349-4815 to sign up over the phone and make other arrangements to receive program communication.  Please note: we will not share your email or phone number.

What is the deadline to sign up?
Please sign up by December 20th because the City’s goal is to recruit 500- 800 households.  Eligible households will be able to sign up if the City has not reached its goal.

Someone from my building signed up already. Does that mean all the households in my building are automatically signed up?
No—all households need to individually submit the “I’m Interested” form to participate.  Although we may have approved your building to participate, we still need information from each household that wants to participate to ensure they receive bins, bags and program updates.

Will my landlord or property manager already know about the program?
Please let your landlord about your interest in the program. You can also provide us your landlord or property managers email so that we can send them information. We also encourage you (or someone from your building) to offer to be the point of contact between the City and your residence during the pilot program.



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