What if I have more recycling than will fit inside the new cart.

Our new 35 gallon recycle carts store the equivalent of the traditional two blue open-top bins. If you recycle more than that, you have two options:

Option 1: Purchase extra blue recycling cart(s) from the City of Malden. The price of the cart will be listed with our online system. They will always be priced at the City’s cost which means they are not marked up in price like you would pay at a store such as Lowes or Home Depot.

Option 2: Continue to use your existing barrels/carts/containers as long as they are able to contain mixed recycling with the contents below the top and properly contained under a lid. To make it easier for JRM to identify the barrel/cart/container you can get a free “Mixed Recycling” blue sticker from the DPW.

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1. How do I purchase additional trash or recycling carts?
2. What can I put into my blue city-issued recycling cart?
3. Where can I find a list of materials that are allowed in this new cart?
4. What if I have more recycling than will fit inside the new cart.
5. What if I already own overflow carts that I use for recycling?
6. Why aren’t blue PAYT bags going away?
7. How much trash can I put inside of a trash cart?
8. What can I put in a black trash cart each week?
9. What if I can’t fit all of my trash inside my black trash cart?
10. Can I pay an annual fee rather than having to purchase blue PAYT bags?
11. What happens if my cart breaks?
12. What happens if my cart is stolen?
13. If I purchase a trash tag in the middle of a year, will I still be charged full price?
14. How do I know the difference between my cart and my neighbor’s cart?