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NOTICE: DPW offices at 147 Hampshire St. are open to the public, by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4800 or by email at Individual staff are also available for appointments outside of these hours as needed; please contact the office with the details of your issue, and we will coordinate with the appropriate staff member. Many DPW services can be provided online, and DPW phones are staffed 24/7 to respond to urgent concerns.

DPW Expands Compost Drop Off Locations

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Expanded Compost Drop Off Locations Now Available

DPW is happy to announce the opening of 5 compost locations for residents to bring food scraps for composting. Beginning in March, DPW suspended separate curbside collection of compost due to COVID-19 restrictions on the number of employees in DPW trucks. This service will remain suspended until it is safe to resume increased staffing capacity for separate compost collection. 

In the meantime, residents may now bring food scraps to the locations listed below. Food scraps collected at these locations will be brought to our food waste site in Charlestown and NOT disposed of as trash. 

Compost Drop Off Locations:

Need compost bags? DPW is offering a one-time, socially-distanced drop off of 1 roll of compost bags per household. If you'd like 1 roll of bags delivered to your home, please fill out this form

If you'd like to learn more about composting in Cambridge, please visit

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