Trash & Recycling

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Malden's Solid Waste Program

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. 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.