The Division ensures clean public ways through citywide mechanical street sweeping and more intensive street sweeping, sidewalk cleaning, and litter collection in city squares. Crews conduct regular power-washing of public area trash and recycling receptacles and operate a graffiti removal program. In recent years, increasing the number of recycling bins in public areas and continuing citywide rodent control efforts have been major priorities.

Street sweeping is important

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In addition to improving the cleanliness and appearance of streets, street cleaning also plays an important role in keeping local waterways clean.  Learn more

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Be sure to check signs for parking restrictions between April and December to avoid being ticketed and/or towed.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.349.4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

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Graffiti Removal

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