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Do your part to Keep Canton Clean

Photo Credit: Northwest Neighborhood Rebirth Association

PHOTO: Members of the NWNRA clean up their neighborhood as part of the Ban Litter program
By Kevin Monroe
Released/Published: Jun 15, 2009

Keeping Canton Clean has to be much more than just a slogan.  Keeping Canton clean requires a concerted effort on the part of all concerned Canton residents.  By taking a moment to keep our city picked up, we can prevent a small problem from getting worse as time goes on.

Litter is not a governmental problem.  It is a community problem – one that must be addressed collaboratively.  For this reason, we seek assistance from all parts of our community when making Canton a cleaner and more attractive place to live. 

Want to lend a hand?  Here are some things you can incorporate into your daily regimen that will have a big impact on litter in Canton:

•    Properly bag and containerize your trash for collection – improperly bagged garbage can quickly become a neighborhood eyesore after a windy evening.
•    Place your trash by the curb no sooner than 6 p.m. the day before collection – any earlier and you increase the risk of spreading garbage during the day.
•    See litter or debris on your property?  Clean it up right away – don’t wait for it to blow into someone else’s yard.
•    Organize neighborhood clean-ups to tidy up the area in which you live.
•    Take advantage of the Beautify a Neighborhood (BAN) Litter program offered by the City of Canton.  For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (330) 489-3030 or visit
•    Keep litter bags in your vehicle to hold small bits of trash – they reduce excess litter and are convenient!
•    Put cigarette butts out in your ashtray – not out the window.
•    Utilize public waste receptacles, ensuring your trash ends up inside the container.

By working together, we can all do our part to Keep Canton Clean!


Contact Information: (330)489-3030

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