JRM to begin stricter enforcement of recycling pickup. Beginning Monday, April 6th trash and recycling hauler JRM will begin strictly enforcing current recycling requirements. As of this date they will no longer pick up bins that contain contaminated recycling materials. A quick reference flyer is available (in multiple languages) to help explain what is and is not accepted.
Mayor Christenson’s Updated Proposal to the Pay As You Throw Program as of February of 2020. After several months of resident feedback, Mayor Christenson submitted a revised plan to the City Council regarding our PAYT Program. This proposal is slated to be taken up by the City Council on Tuesday, February 18th. Details of this proposal can be found in this presentation.
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Malden's Solid Waste Program
Curbside Household Trash
Malden is a Pay As You Throw community which requires residents to purchase City-issued blue trash bags to place household trash in for removal each week. Bags can be purchased at many local stores around Malden. Please use our Waste Wizard database to learn about what items are permitted to be disposed of in the blue bags.
Malden is a dual-stream recycling community which means that co-mingled paper must be separated from bottles, cans and plastics. Additionally, we offer curbside recycling of Textiles(clothing) on the same day as your trash and commingled recycling. Please reference our Residential Collection page for more specific recycling information.
Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste is prohibited from being put in our City-issued blue bags for disposal. We accept many hazardous materials at our Household Hazardous Waste collection days which are listed on our trash app schedule. You must first search our Waste Wizard database before attempting to dispose of any hazardous materials.
Other Types of Recycling
The City offers resources for recycling and/or disposing of many types of materials such as food waste, electronics, CFL bulbs, batteries, styrofoam and more. search our Waste Wizard database find out exactly how to remove or recycle just about any material.