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Because plastic bags are not recyclable in our current program, we request that residents only use the approved containers supplied by the City when recycling their materials. City recycling employees are unable to accept materials that are not in an approved container. Residents should request another bin by filling out the Container Request Form.
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The City of Canton is currently distributing one recycling container free of charge to city residents. When all residents have received their free container, we will be accepting requests for additional containers. Currently, we do not plan to charge for the additional container. If supplies begin to run extremely low or completely run out we may impose a per-container charge for additional containers. To request another container, fill out the Container Request Form.
Unfortunately, the program is only open to those residents who receive City sanitation services. If you live outside the City, it is highly unlikely that you receive City sanitation services. However, if you do live outside of City limits and receive City of Canton Sanitation services, you can participate in this program. There are currently no plans to expand service outside of our current service area.
If the recycling container simply tips over, chances are that the recycling pickup workers will pick up your materials and put them in the truck. However, similar to standard sanitation services, it is the resident's responsibility to ensure that materials are placed in their designated pickup location in an orderly fashion. Large quantities of recyclable materials that are spread over a defined area could result in citations from the Canton City Health Department.
To prevent animals from getting into your recyclable materials, be sure to thoroughly rinse your food items before placing them in the container. Animals are attracted to food smells - if your items have been rinsed properly, animals will not have any reason to investigate your container.
Though we strongly encourage all residents to participate in our recycling program, residents are not required to participate in the recycling program at this time. If you choose to opt-out of recycling, your sanitation bill will not raise or lower, as this is a free service. Should you opt-out of the recycling program, we ask that you call Canton Curbside Recycling at 330-489-3000 to have a City employee retrieve your free recycling container for another household to use.