The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for a variety of City services including:
City-wide tree maintenance and planting
Collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste
Maintenance of parks
Pavement marking maintenance
Signage and traffic signalization
Snow removal, plowing and sanding
Storm water system maintenance and drainage repairs
Street sweeping, upkeep, and repairs to sidewalks and streets
Pay As You Throw
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. The program 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.
For any off hours emergencies related to the DPW or Water Utilities, please dial 781-397-7160 and dial option 0 to be connected to someone immediately.