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With the wind gusts over 50 mph we are asking residents to secure their trash, recycling and yard waste and also report down limbs to the DPW at 781-397-7160

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How do I dispose of a Christmas tree?

JRM will pick up the Christmas trees on your regular trash day usually the second week of January. Please remove any garland, lights decorations and no plastic bags. If you have any questions please call the DPW at 781-397-7160.

Who is responsible for the maintenance and repair of a sewer lateral?

The sewer pipe that connects a building to the City sewer main in the center of the street is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain and repair. That includes the entire length of pipe from the building to the City main in the center of the street, as per City ordinance. A permit must be obtained from the City Engineer's office prior to commencing any relevant work.

Where can I get a recycling bin or recycling stickers?

At the Department of Public Work, 356 Commercial Street between 8:00AM and 4:00PM. Bring your broken bin to us and we will replace it. Additional bins can be picked up at a cost of $5 each. Recycling stickers can also be obtained at the Department of Public Works.

How do I resolve a sewer backup?

Contact the Malden Sewer Department at (781) 397-7164. They will inspect the sewer manholes in the center of the street to determine if there is a backup on the City sewer main pipe in the street. If the City sewer main does not have a blockage, the property owner will need to hire a drain cleaning company.

Who do I contact if there is a problem with my trash, recycling or to report illegal dumping?

Call the Department of Public Works (781) 397-7160 Monday through Friday between 8:00AM-4:00PM; after 4:00PM please state the problem and leave your name, address and phone number. Someone will return your call. All illegal dumping calls will be forwarded to the solid waste inspector who will inspect the trash and fine the person/property that illegally dumped the trash. (Fine is $300.)

How do I dispose of a television/monitor?

These items can be brought to the Department of Public Works, 356 Commercial Street Monday through Friday between 8:00AM-4:00PM. There is a charge of $5 per item. The City of Malden also holds recycling days twice a year. Please call the Department of Public Works (781) 397-7160 to find out the next recycling day. This information will also be noted on the City of Malden web site, in the Malden News, the Malden Observer, Malden Advocate and Malden Access Television.

How do I know when my street will be swept?

Call the Department of Public Works (781) 397-7160 Monday through Friday between 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Click here for street sweeping schedule. It is also available at the Treasurer’s Office or City Clerk’s Office, Malden Government Center, 200 Pleasant Street. The schedule also runs periodically on MATV and in the local newspapers. Additionally, compliance officers place the schedule on parked cars during the month of April.
Neighborhood sweeping takes place between the hours of 7:30AM and 12:00PM. No on-street parking is allowed on your regularly scheduled sweeping day. Please note...

Who do I contact for a sidewalk repair?

Call the Department of Public Works (781) 397-7160 Monday through Friday between 8:00AM-4:00PM with the location. Please advise whether the sidewalk is concrete or asphalt.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for a variety of City services including the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste; snow removal, plowing and sanding; street sweeping, upkeep and repairs to sidewalks and streets; maintenance of parks; city-wide tree maintenance and planting; anti-graffiti efforts; pavement marking maintenance; signage and traffic signalization; and, storm water system maintenance and drainage repairs. Malden is a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) community where residents pay for the trash they dispose. It affects persons living in households up to six units. It allows each household to control its volume of trash disposal and encourages recycling. All residents must use official light blue City of Malden trash bags. Under the PAYT program, recyclables and yard waste are collected at no additional cost. (Recyclables are picked up weekly and yard waste collection is on a seasonal schedule).The department also holds hazardous waste recycling days throughout the year.