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Public Works News

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  • Public Planting Committee Vacancy

    The Public Planting Committee is charged with the responsibility of promoting and improving the quality and diversity of plantings throughout all areas of Cambridge. This includes reviewing planting plans for new public work in the city; advising the city on effective maintenance of public plantings; supporting the role of the City Arborist; and encouraging interest in public plantings in all neighborhoods.

  • City of Cambridge Thanksgiving Day Holiday Service Information

    City of Cambridge offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Payments will not be required at City of Cambridge parking meters and parking meter pay stations on Thanksgiving Day only, Thursday, November 26.

  • Cambridge Receives $97K Grant to Support Waste Reduction

    Cambridge was awarded $97,500 by the Baker-Polito Administration to support efforts to reduce waste.

  • DPW Service Schedule for Veterans Day

    In observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning. The trash and recycling daily pickup routes for that Wednesday will be collected on Thursday, November 12th.

  • Ticketing and Towing for Street Cleaning Suspended on Election Day, November 3rd

    The City is suspending all ticketing and towing associated with street cleaning on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd. All other parking regulations will continue to be enforced by the City on Election Day.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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