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11/15/2017 3:25 p.m. Expect traffic delays on Sunday, Nov. 19, starting at 7:30 a.m. in Kendall Square, Central Square, Riverside & Cambridgeport during the 2017 Cambridge Half Marathon (Course Time Limit: 3 hours). The event will also impact MBTA bus service along the route. The 13.1 mile race starts at CambridgeSide, heads west through MIT & Harvard to No Beacon St. bridge in Watertown, then back along the Charles River to finish line in Canal Park. More details »

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Appliance Large or Bulky item disposal

Some appliances, large or bulky items require a permit for disposal. Residents must purchase permits from Public Works in advance to schedule pickup of the items.

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Cambridge Cemetery Interment

Cemetery staff are committed to providing excellent burial services.

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Commonwealth Connect

Commonwealth Connect is your direct connection for commonly requested City services.

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Community Gardens

There are 14 active community gardens located throughout the City. They are divided into plots and shared by groups of residents.

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Curbside Pickup of Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste

Public Works provides weekly curbside pickup of household trash, as well as weekly pickup of household recycling and yard waste by a private contractor.

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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

The City of Cambridge holds four (4) Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Days for Cambridge residents.

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Snow Center

The Cambridge Snow Center keeps the public informed of winter storm service impacts, parking ban information and general storm information.

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Special Event Permits

A Special Event is a large event such as a festival, road race, parade, film shoots or walkathon. These require various types of permits.

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Street Cleaning

Public Works mechanically sweeps each street in Cambridge once per month, April through December (weather permitting).

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Tree Planting Program

The Department of Public Works has a variety of programs available for residents interested in adding trees to public spaces around their buildings and homes

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