Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates
NOTICE: In-person appointments at City buildings have been suspended from Saturday, January 2, 2021 until at least Monday, February 1. Call 617‑349‑4800 or email theworks@cambridgema.gov for assistance. Many DPW services can be provided online, and DPW phones are staffed 24/7 to respond to urgent concerns.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday City Service Schedule

    In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 18, city offices, including all library locations, will be closed. There will be no curbside collection service and payments at parking meters and parking pay stations will not be required.

  • Proper Use of Salt and Deicers

    Once the snow and ice are gone, salt and deicing agents remain and run over driveways, sidewalks and roads and into the nearest catch basin, contaminating waterways.

  • City Service Schedule for the Holiday Season

    There will be regular curbside trash, recycling, and yard waste collection on Thursday, December 24, 2020, but no curbside collections on Friday, December 25, 2020. Collections will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

  • 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 DECEMBER 1, 2020 AT 12:35 AM and discharged into the Alewife Brook.

  • Friday 12/4 Trash Collection Moved to Saturday 12/5

    Trash will be collection on Saturday 12/5. Recycling and Yard Waste will be collected on the normal schedule.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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