DPW yard, composting, recycling center, etc.

Throughout the years, volunteers have made a significant contribution to the Cambridge Recycling program. Volunteers have helped in a variety of ways with education and outreach.  In fact, volunteers actually started the program in the late 1980s by staffing the Recycling Drop-Off Center! People like you have made a huge impact on our program, just think what you can do!

Here are some areas where we could use your help! If you have a specific project idea, contact us and make a proposal!

At the Recycling Center…
Organize and sort books, batteries and cell phones. Help educate residents and businesses.

At Festivals and Street Fairs...
Staff information tables, monitor recycling and talk with vendors.

At Farmers Markets
Make our materials available, answer questions, sign residents up for our monthly e-newsletter.  

In Your Neighborhood and Around Town…

In the Office… 
Help with mailings, phone calls and data entry. Prepare outreach materials for distribution. Confirm current and identify new resources for  Get Rid of It Right

Ready to volunteer? Contact us!

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

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

Ms. Randi Mail
Director of Recycling