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Public Works News

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  • Winter Construction Moratorium

    Beginning on November 20, 2020, the City of Cambridge will be enforcing a winter construction moratorium. This moratorium will halt all excavation in the public right of way for the winter season. Beginning on this date, there shall be no excavation in the public right of way. The winter moratorium does not apply to work related to utility emergencies.

  • Q&A with Recycling Director, Michael Orr

    Cambridge has a new contractor for recycling and yard waste collection starting next month. We sat down with Recycling Director, Michael Orr, for a check up on all things recycling in Cambridge.

  • New Contractor to Provide Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Services Beginning November 2

    The City of Cambridge today announced that, following an open and competitive bid process, Save That Stuff was selected as the City’s residential recycling and yard waste collection contractor, beginning November 2, 2020.

  • Indigenous Peoples' Day Holiday Service Schedule

    In observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday of October, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning on Monday, October 12th.

  • Cambridge Conservation Commission Members Sought

    The Conservation Commission is responsible for administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (WPA), a state law governing activities in and immediately adjacent to local wetlands, waterways and floodplains.

  • Partial Roadway Enhancements

    Beginning September 14th, weather permitting, the City’s contractor, E J Paving, will be performing partial roadway grinding and paving operations to enhance the road conditions on several sections of street around the City.

  • Labor Day Holiday Service Schedule

    In observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 7th, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • Notice of Combined Sewer Overflow Discharge

    In accordance with the conditions of the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Alewife Brook/Upper Mystic River Variance, we are hereby notifying you that a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) occurred at CAM401B on AUGUST 23, 2020 and discharged into the Alewife Brook.

  • Household Hazardous Waste Day Saturday, Aug. 22

    The City will host another Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on August 22, 9am to 1pm at 65 Waverly St.

  • MBTA Begins Retaining Wall Repair at Porter Square

    The MBTA has announced plans to begin work to repair retaining wall at the Porter Square MBTA Station.

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