Dumpster Licenses are required within the City of Cambridge. They are obtained from the Inspectional Services Department. Both permanent and temporary dumpster must be licensed. Please familiarize yourself with the City Ordinance for Dumpster Licensing and the Guide to Dumpster Licensing.
Sanitary & Housing Inspectors inspect dumpsters for cleanliness, rodent control, leakage, over loading, covers and doors tightly closed and general maintenance. The inspectors are empowered to impose a fine up to $300.00 per day when it is determined a violation exists.
Dumpsters that will be place on the City street require a permit from the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department.
Dumpster License Application