Pay As You Throw is one of the most frequent gripes our readers have about city hall - whether the cost or the flimsiness of the bags, citizens have long clamored for an alternative to the model.
Mayor Gary Christenson made campaign promises to change the system, and told readers during his Monthly Online Forum he had recently established a task force of interested citizens to brainstorm ways of changing the system.
He added their alternative proposals will be presented to the public sometime before the end of the year.
But, until then, we wanted to ask you - what's your best solution for dealing with Malden's trash? Is there a nearby city you think does it better? Something completely off the wall?
Share your ideas with decision-makers and other residents in our comments section below.