Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates

DPW offices at 147 Hampshire St. are open to the public, by appointment only, Monday through Thursday. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4800 or by email at Individual staff are also available for appointments outside of these hours as needed; please contact the office with the details of your issue, and we will coordinate with the appropriate staff member. Many DPW services can be provided online, and DPW phones are staffed 24/7 to respond to urgent concerns.


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  • Spring Showers Bring Discounted Rain Barrels to Cambridge Residents

    The City of Cambridge is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Program to offer interested Cambridge residents the opportunity to purchase a rain barrel at a discounted rate of $69. With more time spent at home in 2020, gardening has become a form of solace for many residents in the wake of the pandemic. To water these new gardens, residents are encouraged to take advantage of the discounted rain barrels. This method of irrigation conserves energy and money, while remaining environmentally conscientious.

  • DPW Service Schedule for Patriots Day Holiday

    Curbside collections, including trash, recycling, compost, and yard waste, will be suspended and one day behind for the remainder of the week. Street cleaning will also be suspended for the holiday. Regularly scheduled street cleaning routes for Monday, April 19 will be swept on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

  • Partial Roadway Paving Enhancments

    Beginning April 20th, 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. The roadway grinding operation at each location is expected take two days followed by paving of the roadway later that same week, or the following week (weather permitting). For a list of street sections to be re-surfaced, please see below.

  • Two-Year Anniversary of Mattress Recycling

    In two years, the City has diverted over 10,000 mattresses weighing 600,000 pounds from landfills.

  • Kendall Square Construction Projects

    Kendall Square Construction Projects

  • Construction Moratorium Lifted

    The Department of Public Works winter moratorium on excavations in the public right of way ends on March 22, 2021 at 7:00am.

  • Street Cleaning and Yard Waste Pickup Resume April 1

    Street cleaning and yard waste pickup in Cambridge will resume on Thursday, April 1, 2021. In order to ensure that streets are properly cleaned, cars must move off the side of the street being swept to avoid being ticketed and towed.The Department of Public Works mechanically sweeps streets in Cambridge once per month, from April 1 through December 31 (weather permitting).

  • Cambridge Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday April 3

    The first Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Cambridge for 2021 will be held on Saturday, April 3, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at 50 Mooney Street. Additional 2021 dates include June 12, August 21, and October 30. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place and participants should remain in their vehicle and follow directions from the staff who will only collect waste from the trunk of vehicles . Due to physical distancing rules, staff will not retrieve items from the backseat of vehicles. Residents should leave items that they do not wish to dispose of at home.

  • Tree Protection Ordinance Amendment Extended

    The extension of this ordinance amendment is valid until April 22, 2021 or until an additional amendment is put in place, whichever comes first.

  • DPW Presidents Day Holiday Service Schedule

    Curbside collections will be suspended on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of the President’s Day holiday. Curbside collection of trash, recycling, and compost will be one day behind schedule for the rest of that week. Street cleaning is suspended for the winter season and resumes in April 2021.

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