• 11/14/2018

    Household Hazardous Waste Day Saturday, Nov. 17

    The City is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m-1 p.m., at Volpe Transportation Center, (near 125 Munroe St.), Cambridge.

  • 11/14/2018

    Thanksgiving Holiday Service Schedule

    City of Cambridge offices, including library branches and senior centers, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. There will be no curbside collection of trash, recycling, compost and yard waste and no street cleaning on Thursday, Nov. 22. Services will resume on Friday, Nov. 23.

  • 11/13/2018

    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.

  • 11/7/2018

    Ames Street Paving

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

  • 11/7/2018

    Cambridge Launches Small Business Recycling Pilot

    Over 120 Businesses to Receive Free Curbside Pickup

  • 11/5/2018

    Coming Soon - New Street Trees

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

  • 10/31/2018

    Removal of Deceased Trees

    Several dead or structurally deficient trees will be removed around the City.

  • 10/30/2018

    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.

  • 10/24/2018

    City of Cambridge Launches Paint-a-Plow Program

    Local children to decorate City plow with colorful handprints

  • 10/23/2018

    Partial Roadway Enhancement Operations

    Over the next few weeks, weather permitting, the City’s contractor, E J Paving, will be performing partial roadway grinding and paving operations to enhance the road conditions on several street sections around the City.

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