Composting is nature's way of recycling and a terrific way to reduce waste and protect the climate.  Turn food and yard waste back into soil for gardens or houseplants.  Compost in your backyard or indoors with worms, or use our food scraps drop-off program.   By recycling food, we reduce methane emissions at landfills that result from decaying organic matter. Did you know that methane gas is 72 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide over a 20-year timeframe? 

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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