• 9/26/2016

    Service Schedule for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    In observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday of October, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning on Monday, October 10th.

  • 9/23/2016

    Green Street Sewer Work to Begin On or About 9/28

    The city’s contractor, Mattuchio Construction, will perform sewer replacement work on Green Street between Pleasant Street and Sellers Street beginning on or about Wednesday, September 28.

  • 9/16/2016

    Flooding: Is Your Property Protected?

    Have the right tools to understand the risk of flooding and what actions may be taken to protect your property.

  • 9/6/2016

    Notice of Overnight Work on Green St

    Work to occur during evening and early morning hours 9/6-9/9

  • 9/1/2016

    Employees Honored by Cambridge Public Works

    Four Cambridge Department of Public Works employees were honored with the Ruth and Carl F. Barron Family Achievement Award on August 31, 2016 at DPW headquarters located at 147 Hampshire Street in Cambridge.

  • 8/30/2016

    Household Hazardous Waste Day on 9/10

    The City of Cambridge is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, September 10, from 9 AM to 1 PM in the Field Street Parking Lot at Danehy Park. This event is free and open to the public (proof of Cambridge residency required).

  • 8/29/2016

    DPW Service Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

    In observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 5, City offices will be closed and there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • 8/17/2016

    Work to Occur Overnight on Green St - August 18

    In conjunction with an ongoing project at the Manning Apartments (237 Franklin St.), overnight work will be required on August 18th to complete urgent repairs on the existing excavation in the roadway on Green Street. Work hours will be from 12:00am-4:30am.

  • 8/12/2016

    Main Street Redesigned

    From design to construction, the Main Street Reconstruction Project has been many years in the making. Today, it can now be enjoyed by all who live, work, and visit Kendall Square.

  • 8/4/2016

    Cambridge Businesses, Residents, and Local Organizations Come Together to Make Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) Ordinance a Success

    Thanks to strong support from the local business community and their customers, the City’s Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) Ordinance has led to a significant reduction in use of single-use bags in Cambridge.

  • 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.

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