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Cambridge to Expand Small Business Recycling Program

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The City of Cambridge announced the expansion of the Small Business Recycling Program beginning November 1, 2020. A pilot program, which offered free curbside recycling collection to 125 businesses, was successfully launched in November 2018.

Small business with less than 50 full time employees are invited to apply for the program. An additional 125 businesses will be added through this expansion. Selected businesses will receive free collection of up to 3 recycle carts twice per week. The collection service and the carts are provided by the City of Cambridge at no cost to the selected businesses.

“I am so pleased to be able to expand this free curbside recycling program, which is a great way to support our small businesses and help them reduce their waste,” said Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale. “It also aligns with our overall goals to reduce trash and greenhouse gas emissions in Cambridge."

The City of Cambridge will be hosting an online public forum to answer questions about the Small Business Recycle Program on Monday, August 10 at 1 p.m. Register at:

To apply, fill out an application at: by September 9, 2020. The City will notify selected businesses by October 9. The recycling service will begin November 1, 2020.

For questions, contact Deb Albenberg at:

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