• 7/22/2016

    Grinding and Paving on First St - July 25-July 27

    The two northbound lanes (Galleria Mall side) of First St will be milled and paved between Binney St and Otis St. The block between Linskey Way and Athanaeum St will also be paved.

  • 7/18/2016

    Polystyrene Ordinance Information Sessions

    The Polystyrene Ordinance, which goes into effect October 20, 2016, prohibits food establishments from dispensing prepared food or beverage in single-use disposable polystyrene containers. To learn more and find alternatives, we encourage you to attend one of the two information sessions hosted by DPW.

  • 6/29/2016

    DPW Service Schedule for Independence Day

    In observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • 6/15/2016

    Eversource Gas Abandonment Project - Walden and Sherman

    Beginning Thursday, June 16, 2016, and continuing through Friday, June 17, 2016, Eversource Gas will begin an abandonment project in the area of Walden Street and Sherman Street.

  • 6/13/2016

    Household Hazardous Waste Day

    The City of Cambridge is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, June 18, from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Volpe Center in East Cambridge.

  • 5/20/2016

    Kemp Playground Closed for Repairs

    Beginning Tuesday, May 24th, the City’s Parks Division will be closing Kemp Playground for maintenance and repairs from Tues, May 24 through Friday, June 3. Park will reopen on Saturday, June 5.

  • 5/16/2016

    DPW Service Schedule for Memorial Day Holiday

    In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 30, there will be no trash, recycling, or yard waste collection in Cambridge.

  • 5/10/2016

    2016 Commissioner Award Winners

    And the winners are....

  • 5/10/2016

    Roadway Enhancements - May 2016

    Beginning Monday, May 16th, and continuing through Friday, May 20th (weather permitting), the City’s contractor, US Pavement, will perform roadway grinding operations to enhance the road conditions on several streets throughout the City.

  • 5/9/2016

    Unwanted Furniture? Arrange for a Pick Up

    Moving? Plan ahead and arrange for a pickup of items from inside your home.

  • 4/19/2016

    Joint Public Notice CSO Control Plan Update

    This notice is required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as an annual update on the progress of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control measures to improve the water quality of Alewife Brook. You are receiving this notice because your property lies within the extended 100-year floodplain of Alewife Brook as established and currently in effect by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • 4/12/2016

    DPW Service Schedule for Patriots' Day Holiday

    In observance of the Patriots' Day Holiday on Monday, April 18, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • 4/8/2016

    Notice Alert CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

    Notice Alert: CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

  • 4/4/2016

    Pipe Lining Notice for Green St

    As part of the Trenchless Rehabilitation Program for sewer and stormwater infrastructure, the city’s contractor, Insituform, will be rehabilitating the sewer mains using a method known as cast-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining.

  • 3/28/2016

    Pipe Lining Notice for Second, Donnell, Kelley, and State streets

    As part of the Trenchless Rehabilitation Program for sewer and stormwater infrastructure, the city’s contractor, Insituform, will be rehabilitating the sewer mains using a method known as cast-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining.

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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

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

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