Recycling Committee

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The Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) was established in the City's Mandatory Recycling Ordinance, Section 8.24.070-G passed in March 1991. The RAC provides advice, assistance and recommendations regarding the City's recycling, toxics reduction and waste prevention programs as well as the implementation of strategies to meet the goals in the City's Climate Protection Plan and the Massachusetts Solid Waste Master Plan.


  • Meetings
    Check City calendar for exact dates and times. Typically held the second Wednesday of each month, except July and August. Usually at 8am in the Sullivan Chambers in City Hall, 2nd floor.

    All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public may speak during the public comment section for up to two minutes. If you wish to speak, please contact the Recycling Director at 617-349-4815 or morr@cambridgema.gov by 1pm the day before the meeting. You may also email or mail written comments for inclusion in public comments in lieu of appearing to speak in person. The Committee Chair must first grant permission to non-members who request to speak at the meeting.


Ilana Bebchick
Keith Cialino
Joel Dashnaw
David Frank
Debby Galef
Rob Gogan
Martha Henry
Susy Jones
Debby Knight
Liz Marr
Janet Mosely
Laura Nichols
Michael Papas
Anne Sherman
Meera Singh
Matthew St. Onge
Quinten Steenhuis
Mary Verhage
Kirsten Watkins

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

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