• Curbside Collections

    Learn about trash and recycling services, drop off options, yard waste, household hazardous waste disposal, schedules and routes, and how to "Get Rid of It Right".


  • Construction

    Learn about construction activity going on throughout the city and get detailed information about construction projects.


  • Street Cleaning

    Learn about street cleaning, schedule, ticketing, ordinance & regulations, etc.


Citywide Curbside Compost Pickup is Here!

Curbside composting promotion

Learn more about curbside composting

Public Works News

  • Recycle Right

    Cambridge has reduced it recycling contamination rate from 10% to 7%!

  • Partial Roadway Enhancements

    Beginning Monday, June 17th, the City's contractor, EJ Paving, will be performing partial roadway grinding and paving operations to enhance road conditions on several sections of City street.

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day June 8

    The second Household Hazardous Waste collection day of 2019 will take place on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Danehy Park, Field St lot (enter at Field & Fern St).

  • DPW Service Schedule for Memorial Day Holiday

    In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 27, there will be no trash, recycling, or compost pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • National Public Works Week 5/20-5/24

    Four DPW employees who demonstrated exemplary work performance have been chosen to be recognized with the presentation of the "Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Performance" at a ceremony and cookout scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, at Public Works.


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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860


Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

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