Whats In Weekly Household Trash

Through initiatives such as curbside organics collection and continued efforts to improve curbside recycling rates, the City is working to reduce trash, increase recycling, and divert food and other reusable materials from the waste stream. The chart below shows the City’s progress in meeting the goals of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Solid Waste Master Plan, which calls for reducing residential trash 30% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 from a 2008 baseline.   

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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