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Consumer Resources

Consumer publications can be helpful resources of information for consumers.

Consumers' Council617-349-6150

Curbside Collections

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

Public Works617-349-4800

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.

Public Works617-349-4800

Cutting or Welding or Hot Work Permit

A person or company performing burning, welding, or cutting operations must obtain a permit from the Fire Department

Cambridge Fire617-349-4900

Demolition Permit

Contractor responsible for demolition must provide the following to obtain a permit

Inspectional Services617-349-6100
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Electrical Permits

An electrical permit is required for all work to be performed in accordance with the Massachusetts Electrical Code (MEC), 527 CMR 12.00.

Inspectional Services617-349-6100

Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy

The City’s climate change planning focuses on two key goals: lessening climate change impacts by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making Cambridge more resilient to climate change impacts.

Community Development617-349-4600

Engineering Services

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

Public Works617-349-4800

FEMA Flood Maps

Digital flood insurance rate maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Public Works617-349-4800

File a complaint against the Police Department

The Police Review & Advisory Board provides a prompt, impartial and fair investigation of complaints brought by individuals against members of the Cambridge Police Department.

Police Review & Advisory Board617-349-6155
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