What to Recycle

Recycling Is Easy!
Mix your clean CONTAINERS and PAPERS and CARDBOARD together in the same recycling bin. Large rigid plastics and clean foil are also accepted. Click on the image for more information.  

Important Tips:

  • Empty and rinse containers. Please no liquids or food residue.
  • Place materials loose in your bin. Plastic bags are not accepted in the curbside program because they jam the equipment at the sorting facility. 
  • Materials that do not fit in your bin can be placed next to it. 
  • Close the loop! Buy products made from post-consumer recycled materials.

Printed Materials:

Order Printed Materials and Toters:

Having Issues at Your Building?
Recycling staff can meet with property managers and/or custodial staff to help troubleshoot problems, as well as give presentations to residents. Contact us. 

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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