Trash, Recycling & Brush Pick up in the City of Canton

Canton City
Collection Site
2525 Ridge Road
Hours of Operation (excluding holidays)
Friday7am - 4pm
Saturday7am - 4pm
*Box trucks not accepted on Saturdays
Starting Friday, Dec. 1, in an effort to offer more disposal options and better serve the residents of the City of Canton, we will now offer FREE trash disposal to all residents that live within the city limits of Canton at our Canton City Collection Site located at 2525 Ridge Road. The Canton City Collection Site will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.
In addition, the Canton City Collection Site will be open each day of the week following Christmas (Tuesday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 30) to receive excess refuse from the holiday (no food related trash, please).
Items accepted

Old Lumber
Washers / Dryers
Air Conditioners
Water Heaters
Freezers / Refrigerators
(Emptied and tagged as being Freon free)
Household Items (i.e. furniture, couches, tables, etc)
Items NOT accepted

No Commercial Dumping
No Household Trash
No Paints, Chemicals, or Oils
No Brush or Leaves
No Roof Shingles
No Tires
No Dump Trucks
No Dump Trailers 

The City of Canton’s “Dumpster Days” is a great opportunity for any Canton resident to dispose of trash, unwanted items, up to 10 tires per resident and recycle many electronics free of charge at City Hall (151 Elizabeth St.) from 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month.

Items accepted

Computers/Laptops, Gaming Systems, VCR/DVD players, Stereo Equipment, Vacuums, Microwave/Toasters. Hair Dryer, Curling Iron, Tools, Wires & Cables (all types), Phones (cellphones & home phone systems), Printers/Fax machines, Washers/dryers, dishwashers and other home appliances (excluding refrigerators), Sofas, Mattresses, Dry paint
Items NOT accepted

CRT TV or Monitor (Old style tube TV's or computer monitor), refrigerators, fuel tanks, motor oil, fuel drums, household hazardous waste, antifreeze, wet paint, paint thinners, pesticides, pool chemicals or commercial waste. 

If you have any questions, please contact Code Compliance Manager Merrick McClure at 770.704.1554 or

Did you know the City of Canton and Waste Management will pick up your yard waste?

City of Canton residents can call the Canton Public Works Department at770.720.7674 to schedule yard waste, such as weeds, grass, hedge trimmings, leaves, brush and tree limbs, for pick up using the following guidelines:
  •  Leaves, grass clippings and yard waste (small sticks and brush) should be placed in paper lawn waste bags to receive expedited service. Paper bags can be purchased at hardware and grocery stores. The use of plastic bags for yard waste is prohibited. Rocks and dirt are not accepted (including plants and shrubs with dirt attached to the root system) and should not be placed in lawn waste bags (Do not combine leaves with any brush).
  • A maximum of 6 bags will be collected weekly per residential property.
  • Loose leaf pick-up can be requested as well, but will be scheduled based on availability.
  •  Brush and limbs must have a diameter smaller than 6” and a length no greater than 6’. The overall size of the pile shall not be taller than 6’ or wider than 6’
  • The City of Canton will pick up brush once a week per residential property, upon request.
  • Removal of leaves, grass clippings, brush and trees cut by contractors will be the responsibility of the resident’s contractor.
  • Do not stack yard waste in the street, blocking sidewalks, near fire hydrants, cable or utility boxes, stormwater catch basins, mailboxes or any other public utility receptacles.

City of Canton Yard Debris pick-ups must be requested by a resident. To schedule a pick up of yard debris that meets the above criteria, please contact the City of Canton Public Works Department at 770.720.7674.

Waste Management will also pick up yard waste as part of your regular weekly service with the following guideline:
  • Limbs must be bundled and tied with rope or string. Bundles may not exceed 30 lbs. and cannot be greater than 4' long and 4" in diameter.
  • Weekly limit of 8 brown recycle bags, bundles or combination of the two (not to exceed the 8 bag limit for trash and yard waste combined).
  • Must be at curb before 6 a.m. on collection day.
  • Grass clippings and leaves must be in bags or placed loose in a separate container labeled “Yard Waste.”

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED INCLUDE: tree trunks, limbs greater than 4" in diameter, whole trees, logs, dirt, rocks, Christmas trees.

Christmas Tree Recycling:
“Bring One for the Chipper”
The City of Canton will help you recycle your Christmas trees for FREE after the holidays.

Drop-off your live tree (without lights/decorations) at the Canton City Collection Site located at 2525 Ridge Road, Monday through Saturday7 a.m. to 4 p.m.Dec. 26through the end of January (site closed on Jan. 1 and Jan. 15 for City of Canton holidays).