Trash Collection

While many government services have been altered or postponed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, sanitation workers continue to provide waste and recycling services. Please follow these simple guidelines to keep our community safe.

  • Bag and securely tie all trash, including latex gloves and sanitizing wipes (never flush them!).
  • Empty all food and liquids from containers before recycling.
  • Keep recyclables loose when placing them in carts or bins.
  • Disinfect handles and lids on recycling and trash containers before and after collection.

Trash collection route MAP

GFL 5-Day collection schedule map Opens in new windowGFL operates on a five-day collection schedule. To view your collection day, visit our interactive map of the new collection schedule.


All refuse, recycling, and yard waste questions and concerns should be directed to Green for Life (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. You can also use the GFL Customer Service Request portal.

Curbside pickup of residential yard waste begins April 5 and lasts through December 17. Place yard waste out separate from your refuse and recyclables on your regular pickup day.  Place yard waste on the opposite side of your drive from the refuse.  Yard waste containers must be labeled. CONTAINERS OVER 50 POUNDS OR OVER 32 GALLONS IN SIZE OR PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

WHAT TO PUT OUT:  Grass clippings, leaves, yard and garden waste (including pumpkins), pruning debris, and brush.  Christmas trees will be picked up the first two weeks in January.

HOW TO PREPARE MATERIALS:  Twigs, branches, brush, pruning, and tree limbs may be tied with heavy twine into bundles no larger than three feet, with branches no thicker than 1 ½ inches in diameter and weighing no more than 50 pounds.  Limit of six bundles each week.  Grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste may be placed in 30 gallon PAPER YARD WASTE BAGS (no paper grocery bags), or placed in 32 gallon reusable containers with sturdy handles marked “Yard Waste”.  Stickers for reusable containers are available in the Public Works office. Containers must be labeled with label facing the street.  

DO NOT PUT:  Food scraps, mulch, animal waste, batteries, chemicals, sod, dirt or mulch in the yard waste bags or containers.  If you have any question on this program or question on how to compost items not listed please call 844/464-3587. Please note: mulch can be disposed of at Canton Clean-up events.

Please review the GFL Collection Guidelines for more information.

GFL is open on scheduled Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for recycling and Canton Clean-up. Please see Canton Clean-up Guidelines (PDF) for acceptable items. You can access the Clean-up schedule by clicking on the link at the upper left hand side of the screen under automated recycling.

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

RecycleGFL 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. View a complete list of what will be accepted.

Dates to Remember

  • Holiday Tree Collection: First two weeks of January
  • Yard Waste Pickup: April 5 through December 17
  • No collection on Thursday, November 25.  All Thursday and Friday collections will be delayed one day that week.