• 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

  • Yard Waste Collection

    The City of Cambridge is encouraging residents and businesses to bag, mulch or compost leaves from their yards and along the front of their property this season to prevent them from going into storm drains. Yard waste collection will continue through December 14th.

  • Cambridge Launches Small Business Recycling Pilot

    Over 120 Business to Receive Free Curbside Pickup

  • Ames Street Paving

    The City's contractor will be paving Ames St. from Broadway to Main St. on Saturday, November 10th.

  • DPW Service Schedule for Veterans Day

    In observance of Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning on Monday, November 12th.

  • Coming Soon - New Street Trees

    Over the next few weeks, forestry crews will begin planting new street trees in designated areas around the City.


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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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