Information about City Services this Holiday Season

Schedules for street cleaning, curbside collections, & more for December-January.


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The following contains information about City services this holiday season.

December 12th-December 16th is the final week for Curbside Yard Waste Collection in Cambridge. Set yard waste out by 7am on your regular collection day, or after 6pm the night before.

During the week of December 19th, trash and recycling collection will be performed on a regular schedule. During the week of December 26th, there will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday, December 26th and collections will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. During the week of January 2nd, there will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday, January 2nd and collections will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

The Recycling Drop-off Center will not be open on Saturday, December 24th but will be open on Saturday, December 31st.

Curbside collection of bare holiday trees (weather permitting), will take place December 27th, 2016 - January 13th, 2017 on your regular trash/recycling day. Decorations and stands must be removed and trees should not be in a plastic bag. Residents can also bring bare trees to the Recycling Center during open hours (Tues/Thurs 4pm-7:30pm and Sat 9am-4pm) from December 27th - January 31st.

Street cleaning operations will not take place on Monday, December 26th and, weather permitting, those streets will be swept on Thursday, December 29th, the last day for street cleaning operations in 2016. Street cleaning services will resume in April 2017.

The Cambridge Cemetery gates will be open from 7 AM until 5 PM throughout the holiday season. Cemetery and Public Works Administrative Offices will be closed on Friday, December 23rd, Monday, December 26th, and Monday, January 2nd.

If your yard waste, holiday tree, trash, or recycling are missed, please let us know immediately by submitting a service request via the Commonwealth Connect app for iPhone and Android or at www.CambridgeMA.Gov/CommonwealthConnect.

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Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860


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

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