Trash & Recycling

Trash and Recycling News

Mayor Christenson's Proposed Changes to the Pay As You Throw Program
On Thursday, August 1st, a proposal outlining changes to Malden's Pay As You Throw Program was presented to the City Council.  Details of this proposal can be found in a presentation (PDF) that was shown at the meeting


The City of Malden Implements Curbside Textile Recycling
Beginning August 19, 2019 Malden residents will be able to recycle unwanted textiles and small household items simply by bagging them and leaving them at the curb on their regular trash/recycling collection day. Malden is providing the free new service in partnership with Simple Recycling.

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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.

Curbside Recycling

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.