Household Hazardous Waste Day


50 Mooney St. Cambridge, MA

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Michael Orr


City of Cambridge Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day June 27

The City of Cambridge is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, June 27, 2020, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 50 Mooney St., Cambridge. This event is free and open to Cambridge residents (proof of residency required).  Please review the following procedures and precautions that will be in effect for this event as part of the COVID-19 operations:

  • Department of Public Works (DPW) and Cambridge Police staff will assist with traffic.
  • Face coverings and maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet is mandatory at all times.
  • Please limit vehicles to 1 person per vehicle.
  • Please allow DPW staff to communicate with you through your passenger side window.
  • Staff will collect waste from the trunk of your car ONLY. Please leave items that you do NOT wish to dispose of at home.Due to physical distancing rules, we will NOT be able to retrieve items from the backseat of your vehicles. If you have items that are too bulky for just the trunk, please notify staff upon arrival.
  • For the safety of DPW, city contractors, and the containment of hazardous waste, it’s important that staff do all handling of hazardous waste. Upon arrival, we will ask you to open your trunk. DPW staff and contractors will remove the items you wish to discard. Residents and visitors should NOT exit their vehicle for any reason at any point during the event. If you have a pickup truck, we can collect the waste from the bed of the pickup truck.
  • Bins, buckets, boxes, etc. used to hold containers of the hazardous waste will NOT be returned to visitors. For example, if you have a bottle of motor oil that you wish to dispose of, don’t place the plastic bottle in a bin you wish to keep. Just place the bottle directly in the trunk for the contractors to retrieve.
  • If you are walking or biking to the event, there will be a station for you to safely drop-off items. Please ask for assistance from a Cambridge Police Officer or a DPW employee before entering the site.
  • Double check that the items you wish to discard are accepted at the respective event; use the Get Rid of It Right tool at CambridgeMA.Gov/Recycle, email, or call 617 349 4800.
Page was posted on 6/22/2020 11:26 AM
Page was last modified on 6/25/2020 2:32 PM
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