Reusable Bag Drive

Reusable Bag Drive posterMany of us have more reusable bags than we actually use. The Recycling Advisory Committee RAC is sponsoring a reusable bag drive. Let’s reuse and donate clean, empty and useful bags!

Please bring bags to the following locations:

  1. Recycling Center, 147 Hampshire St, In the back right corner of the DPW yard
  2. Department of Public Works, 147 Hampshire St, 1st floor main lobby

The goal is to collect reusable bags on and ongoing basis and give them to Cambridge residents that need them most to avoid the mandatory bag charge in Cambridge

The purpose of the BYOB Ordinance is to reduce the use of disposable checkout bags by retail establishments to protect the marine environment, advance solid waste reduction, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect waterways. The Ordinance seeks to reduce the number of plastic and paper bags that are being burned, used, discarded and littered, and to promote the use of reusable checkout bags. We’ll be reminding residents to bring their bag to avoid the mandatory 10 ¢ charge on all checkout bags at businesses. No more single use plastic bags will be allowed.

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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