Canton - Massachusetts
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, municipal offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014. Offices will be open for business on Monday, December 1, 2014...The Yard Waste Recycling Center will be closing on Saturday November 29,2014.  It will reopen for the collection of undecorated Christmas trees and wreaths for the first two weeks in January...Pleasant St Roundabout construction is expected to be completed by November 21, 2014.  Thank you for your patience...Work on the Shepard Pond Dam is ongoing...

                                    RECYCLING DEPARTMENT

 801 Washington Street
Canton, Mass. 02021

Telephone: 781-575-6650

                                    Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 am -4:00 pm

Yard Waste Recycling Facility

99 Pine Street
Monday - Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm|

Open April 2 to November 30 and the first two weeks in January
 for the collection of holiday trees.


Patriots Day               Monday, April 15 
Memorial Day            Monday, May 27
Independence Day     Monday, July 4      
Labor Day                  Monday, September 2
Columbus Day            Monday, October 14       
Veterans Day             Friday, November 11
Thanksgiving             Thursday, November 28
Christmas Day           Wednesday, December 25    

Yard Waste Recycling Facility accepts leaves, grass clippings, brush and branches that are no more than 4 inches in diameter. Yard waste may be left in paper bags. All other containers including plastic bags must be emptied.

Stickers for the Yard Waste Transfer Station on Pine Street are now on sale.  They are available at Town Hall, DPW Administration, Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will be available at the Pine Street Yard Waste Center.

Yard Waste Stickers may be purchased at the DPW Administration Office, 801 Washington St, Lower Level for $10.00.  Proof of residency and license plate number of participating vehicle required each year for permit.



Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

DPW Garage
150 Bolivar Street


Click here to view collection materials list



2014 Recycling Calendar (pdf)
Recycling Street Listing Collection by Day of Week (pdf)

Curbside Guidelines

Paper Guidelines

Container Guidelines

Drop Off Yard Waste - Pine Street Landfill
Leaf & Yard Waste Facility Schedule

Miscellaneous Information


Frequently Asked Questions










Curbside Guidelines

Recycling bins are collected every other week on your regular trash collection day. Pick up a recycling calendar or check with a neighbor to determine which weeks are yours or call the Canton Recycling Info Line at (781) 575-6650..
If you've missed a collection or your calendar doesn't line up with the collection schedule, call AlliedWaste at 1-781-289-0500.
Whenever a scheduled collection day falls on a holiday, that day's collection and all remaining collections for the week will be delayed by one day. Friday's collection will be on Saturday.

  • Rinse all containers clean
  • No plastic bags
  • Set bins out by 7 a.m.
  • Bins containing improper materials will be left behind

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      Paper Guidelines


  • Newspapers/inserts
  • Magazines, catalogs, phone books
  • Junk mail (remove plastic windows)
  • Office paper
  • Brown paper bags
  • Boxboard (cereal, shoe & cracker boxes, etc. Remove plastic liners, no waxed paper)
  • White AND colored paper
  • Corrugated cardboard (flatten, remove tape & string, no waxed cardboard) cut to
    24 inches by 24 inches (max)
  • All paper and cardboard must be clean
  • No plastic bags

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  Container Guidelines


  • Glass bottles/jars (remove lids, corks, etc. No broken or other glass such as light bulbs, window or auto glass, dishes, glasses, Pyrex)
  • Aluminum, tin/steel cans & lids (No paint or aerosol cans or other metal item.)
  • All plastic bottles & jars (remove caps, lids, pumps & wraps. No plastic bags. No motor oil or chemical containers)
  • Milk& juice cartons, drink boxes (remove straws & caps, may flatten)

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Drop Off Yard Waste at the Yard Waste Recycling Facility

  • Christmas Trees - first 2 weeks in January. Watch local papers for hours & days.
  • Yard Waste - leaves, grass & other easily raked material in paper leaf bags only. No plastic bags. Sticker required.

Yard Waste Stickers may be purchased at the DPW Administration Office, 801 Washington St, Lower Level for $10.00.  Proof of residency and license plate number of participating vehicle required each year for permit.

You can drop off old Televisions, Computers, Printers, and other electronic equipment at the DPW Garage on Bolivar Street.. There are 2 storage containers near the Animal Control entrance for this purpose.


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Miscellaneous Information:

  • Paint exchange & disposal are announced in the local papers.
  • Hazardous waste collections take place every year.

White Goods must have their doors removed. 

Call 781-289-0500. Pickups are by appointment only.

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