Automated Recycling

Canton's Curbside Automated Recycling Program

All recyclables must be placed inside the cart, anything left on the side of the cart will not be picked up. Please note, carts are for recyclables only, yard waste will not be accepted inside the cart. Please continue to put yard waste in 32-gallon containers or paper yard waste bags.

All recycling carts are owned by Canton however homeowners will be responsible for the care of the cart. All reports of damage must be immediately reported to Green for Life (GFL) services at 844/464-3587. If the damage was caused by the collection vehicle or the operator, then GFL will replace the cart at no charge. If damage or theft is from any other cause, the resident will be responsible for replacement.

OPT OUT WAIVER - If you wish to opt out of the service you can download the waiver (PDF). Once completed please mail it or drop it off at Canton Public Works located at 4847 Sheldon Road, just south of Michigan Avenue. Once the waiver is completed, please allow two-weeks for collection of the cart. Since the carts are owned by the township, Canton will store the cart until the property changes ownership or the service is desired. Please note, waiving this service WILL NOT reduce the annual fee. Residents who do opt out are welcome to bring recyclables (during Canton Clean-up) to the GFL facility on Van Born Road.

  1. Acceptable Items
  2. Unacceptable Items

Please make sure all items are empty and rinsed of any food residue before placing in the cart.

  • Household Plastics #1 through #7 (empty containers only)
  • Newspaper, Magazines and Catalogs (remove bags, strings and rubber bands)
  • Paper Milk or Juice Cartons (empty cartons only)
  • Junk Mail and Office Paper
  • Cardboard and Paper Bags (flatten cardboard and cut into pieces. All cardboard must be placed in the cart.  Anything outside of the cart will not be accepted.  No wax coated paperboard)
  • Non-wax Coated Paperboard (if you're not sure if the paperboard is wax coated, run your finger nail down the side of the box. If wax comes off it can NOT go inside the cart)
  • Phone Books
  • Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans (empty cans only)
  • Clear and Colored Glass (empty containers only)