The Rubbish Division plays in important role in maintaining a clean, healthy city through weekly curbside pickup of solid waste from residential areas, public buildings, schools and nonprofit organizations. The Division collects large items for disposal from residents; some items are free but need to be scheduled, and some items require the purchase of an Appliance/Large Item Disposal Permit before pickup. The Division also enforces the City's Refuse and Litter Ordinance and trash requirements. These programs support the City’s rodent control, cleanliness and environmental efforts. The Division also supports Household Hazardous Waste collection events four times each year in order to divert toxics from the waste stream.

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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