Cambridge Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Cambridge trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Cambridge is in Massachusetts with Somerville to the north, Newton to the southwest, Boston to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Cambridge Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit:

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

-New Year’s Day

-Memorial Day

-Patriot’s Day

-Labor Day

-Thanksgiving Day

-Christmas Day

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.

Cambridge Trash Collection Map

Cambridge trash pickup schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Large appliances, electronics and other bulky waste may be disposed of curbside, however, many items require a disposal permit. Please use the “Get Rid of It Right” tool in the link above to determine if you need a permit for your item or to learn other ways to dispose of the item properly.

The following items require a permit and payment of a fee:

  • Air Conditioners*
  • Clothes Washers & Dryers
  • Copiers & Printers (More than 40 lbs)
  • Dehumidifiers*
  • Refrigerators* & Freezers* (must remove doors, non-commercial)
  • Stoves
  • TVs & Computer Monitors (Over 20″ diagonal screen length)
  • Trash Compactors
  • Water Coolers & Heaters
  • Larger Exercise equipment (motorized)

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Cambridge and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Cambridge?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Cambridge Public Works Department?


147 Hampshire St.

Cambridge, MA 02139

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