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  • Spring Showers Bring Limited Time Offer on Rain Barrels

    Capture the rainwater from your roof and store it in a rain barrel for later use in your garden. Purchase a 60-gallon rainwater collection system for $69.00 now through May 27th. Delivery is scheduled for Thursday, June 1st , from 4:30 -7:00 p.m. at the Cambridge DPW yard, 147 Hampshire Street.

  • Sunscreen Dispensers Now Available in City Parks

    Public Works crews have installed sunscreen dispensers at over 40 parks throughout the City as of July 2017.

  • Cambridge St. Tunnel Work (7/15, 7/22, 7/29)

    Weather permitting, crews are scheduled to perform crane operations (to remove and replace precast panels of concrete) on Saturday, July 15 (6am-3pm), Saturday, July 22 (6am-6pm), and Saturday, July 29 (6am-3pm)

  • NOTICE: Eversource Roadway Grinding/Paving 7/13-7/15

    Eversource Gas and their contractor will perform roadway grinding and paving on several streets throughout the City from Thursday, July 13th through Saturday, July 15th.

  • Three Cambridge Schools Receive Go Green Challenge Trophies

    The Morse School, Tobin Montessori School, and Fletcher Maynard Academy recently received trophies for earning first, second, and third places, respectively, in the annual Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) “Go Green Challenge.” This was the second year in a row that the Morse School won first place.

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Upcoming Events

  • 10:30 AM, August 12, 2017

    Urban Gardening Series: Garden and Landscape Maintenance

    We should all strive to be lazier gardeners. Sometimes our maintenance practices are counterproductive. Learn a better approach to garden and landscape maintenance that will make your garden more sustainable and give you more time to stop and smell the flowers!

  • 7:00 PM, August 14, 2017

    Conservation Commission Meeting

    This is a public meeting of the Cambridge Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR 10.0).

  • 9:00 AM, September 9, 2017

    Household Hazardous Waste Day

    The City of Cambridge is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, September 9th, from 9am to 1pm in the Field Street Parking Lot at Danehy Park.

  • 7:00 PM, September 25, 2017

    Conservation Commission Meeting

    This is a public meeting of the Cambridge Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR 10.0).

  • 7:00 PM, October 23, 2017

    Conservation Commission Meeting

    This is a public meeting of the Cambridge Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR 10.0).

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

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

RECYCLING CENTER HOURS

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

Owen O'Riordan
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