Services

This list shows only services related to the Department of Public Works.

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Cambridge Cemetery

The Cemetery Division is responsible for grave site preparation, burial services, landscaping, maintenance and customer service at the City's 66-acre site on Coolidge Avenue.

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Combined Sewer Overflows

Important information regarding how stormwater is discharged from City streets.

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Community Gardens

There are 14 active community gardens located throughout the City. They are divided into plots and shared by groups of residents.

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Conservation Commission

The Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR 10.0), reviewing, permitting and inspecting projects in or adjacent to Cambridge’s wetlands, floodplains and water bodies.

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Curbside Collections

The City provides weekly curbside pickup of household trash, recycling, and compost.

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Curbside Composting

In 2009, the City set a goal to reduce residential trash disposal by 30% by 2020, and by 80% by 2050. With that goal in mind, the City expanded curbside compost to all buildings with 1 to 12 units. 25,000 households (8,100 buildings) are now eligible to participate.

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Engineering Services

The Public Works Engineering desk has a large library of historical and current maps, plans and record drawings available for viewing.

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FEMA Flood Maps

Digital flood insurance rate maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Online

Furniture, Appliance, Large Item Disposal

Some appliances, large or bulky items require a permit for disposal. Residents must purchase permits from Public Works in advance to schedule pickup of the items.

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Graffiti Removal

The City's graffiti removal program

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