What if I can’t fit all of my trash inside my black trash cart?

Our trash carts are 35 gallons which is the equivalent of one blue PAYT trash bag. If you have more than this in a given week, you have two options for overflow trash.

Option 1: You may either buy a blue PAYT bag and place it in a covered trash barrel or cart labeled as “Trash” with a red sticker offered free at the DPW.

Option 2: You can purchase additional black PAYT carts 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.

Once additional carts are purchased, they have the same options as your primary cart; blue PAYT bags or the annual hang tag.

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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?