Refuse Collection

DPW to provide dumpster for yard waste

Curbside pick-up of residential yard waste ends today, November 30, and will not resume until April, 2018.  After November 30, GFL will no longer accept yard waste at the curb. 

Because the late fall has caused many of the trees to retain their leaves, Canton’s Division of Public Works (DPW) will be providing a dumpster for residents wishing to drop off yard waste. The dumpster will be placed in front of the DPW building, located at 4847 Sheldon Road, just south of Michigan Avenue, during the following dates and times; 

  • Monday, December 4 – Friday, December 8, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 11 – Friday, December 15, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Please note, only paper yard waste bags will be accepted, NO PLASTIC BAGS or TRASH.  Any sticks placed in the bag must be less than 1.5 inches in diameter.

Canton’s DPW would like to stress that the dumpster is for residential drop-off only, as yard waste will no longer be accepted at the curb.

For questions or more information on yard waste, refuse and recycling collection visit or call GFL at 844/464-3587.


All refuse, recycling, and yard waste questions and concerns should be directed to GFL Environmental USA Inc., at 844/464-3587. If after speaking to GFL and your concern is not resolved, please call Public Works at 734/397-1011 ext 0.

GFL is open on scheduled Fridays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for RECYCLING ONLY (plastics, paper, cardboard, tin, glass, etc.) and scheduled Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for recycling and Canton Clean-up. Please see Canton Clean-up Guidelines for acceptable items.

Please prepare all materials properly for speedy, efficient pickup. Proper packaging will help to cut costs to residents and reduce injury to the sanitation workers. Thank you for your cooperation.

Single Stream Recycling 

GFL Environmental USA Inc. offers single stream curbside recycling (SSR) to all residents. SSR is more efficient and allows residents to recycle more products with less effort. Canton would like to thank all residents for helping to conserve our precious natural resources.

Simple Recycling

Simple Recycling is a for-profit recycler committed to offering residents the easiest way to keep usable materials from the landfill. The program is free of charge and simple to use. Click here for a complete list of what will be accepted.  

Dates to Remember

  • Holiday Tree Collection: First two weeks of January
  • Yard Waste Pickup: April 4 - December 1