Single Stream Recycling

Canton's Curbside Recycling Program

In an effort to increase participation and Canton's Curbside Recycling Program, GFL Environmental USA Inc. offers Single Stream Recycling (SSR) to all residents. SSR is a collection process that uses advanced sorting technology which allows all recyclables to be collected in one truck and sorted at an automated plant instead of at the curbside.

This process has proven to be a more efficient way of recycling and has dramatically increased recycling participation worldwide. SSR is not only more efficient, it also allows residents to recycle more products with less effort.
Be a Superhero, Save the Earth and Recycle
If your house gets missed you must report it to GFL that day, otherwise GFL will not be able to pick up your recyclables until your next regular collection day.

Acceptable Items

  • Clear glass: Empty, clear glass only
  • Household plastics, jugs, bottles: Numbers 1 - 7
  • Junk mail and office paper: All types and sizes
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs: Any size, remove all bags, strings, and rubber bands
  • Paperboard or cardboard: Flatten cardboard and cut into pieces, no wax-coated
  • Phone books: All types and sizes
  • Plastic bags: Most retail and grocery bags
  • Pots and pans: Kitchen cookware
  • Steel, tin, and aluminum cans: Empty cans only

Unacceptable Items

  • Chemicals (dry or liquid)
  • Colored glass
  • Flammable liquids
  • Garbage
  • Household cleaners
  • Medical waste
  • Paint cans
  • Paper milk / juice cartons
  • Propane tanks
  • Styrofoam containers and packing materials
  • Wood items
  • Shredded Paper
Note: If there are any unacceptable items in your recycling bin GFL will not pick it up. In addition, any recyclable material that is not in the bin or in a clear plastic bag will not be picked up.

Why Recycle?

  • Each year, steel recycling saves the energy equivalent to electrically power about one-fifth of US households for one year
  • For every one million sheets of paper not printed, 85 pulp trees are saved
  • If all morning newspapers read in the United States were recycled, 41,000 trees would be saved daily and 6 million tons of waste would never end up in landfills
  • Recycling an aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television set for three hours
  • Saves valuable landfill space at Sauk Trail Hills in Canton