Curbside Collections

Trash collection

Public Works provides curbside collection of recycling, yard waste and trash all with very specific preparation requirements, schedules, and rules and regulations.   Curbside collection is always one day behind schedule following a holiday.  Public Works makes every effort to pick up missed collections by the end of the next day, when reported on the day it was missed. If your curbside collection was missed, please use the form provided, call 617.349.4800, or use Commonwealth Connect.  

By using Commonwealth Connect your request is automatically assigned to the responsible department, and you are given a tracking number and contact information in order to be able to follow up on your request if needed. Reporting an issue takes only a minute and helps make our city a better place to live, work and visit!  Cambridge iReport is also available on your mobile device, download the apps from the iTunes App Store or the Android Marketplace. 

 If you would like to request a recycling toters, brochures, stickers or posters, please use the recycling request form.    

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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