2019 Schedules and Routes

Public Works provides weekly curbside trash, recycling, compost and yard waste collection. Only yard waste has limited collection: April 1st through mid-December. The City is divided into five districts, to provide these services throughout the City on a five-day week, Monday through Friday.

A map of the City's Collection Days by section

 To get a year-long calendar of your collection services, use the Get Rid of It Right tool below

2019 Holiday Week Pickup Schedule - If the holiday is after your collection day, there is no change to your pickup day. If the holiday is on or before your collection day, collection is one day later. For example, if your trash is usually picked up on Wednesday, it will be picked up on Thursday, etc.


2019 Holidays Date Holiday Pick up will be
New Year's January 1 Tuesday one day later
MLK Birthday January 21 Monday one day later
President's Day February 18 Monday one day later
Patriot's Day April 15 Monday one day later
Memorial Day May 27 Monday one day later
Independence Day July 4 Thursday one day later
Labor Day
September 2 Monday one day later
Indigenous Peoples' Day October 14 Monday one day later
Veteran's Day (observed) November 11 Monday one day later
Thanksgiving Day November 28 Thursday one day later
Christmas Holiday December 25 Wednesday one day later
New Year's Day 2020 January 1 Wednesday one day later




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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