The City of Cambridge offers curbside food scrap collection to 30,000 households. Learn how the program developed, and how anaerobic digesters process our food scraps. Find out more about our community’s efforts to meet our zero waste goals.
*** Attendees should provide their own lunch. ***
The Cambridge Department of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street
In 2008, the City set a goal of reducing trash 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. As of 2022, we have reduced trash by 32%. The City has developed a Zero Waste Master Plan to develop strategies to further reduce waste while maintaining high quality services, maximize efficiency, protect employee health and safety, reduce GHG emissions and reduce costs. You can help us achieve our goals by choosing to reduce and reuse, sorting waste properly, and staying tuned to the latest info in our monthly recycling newsletter.