Being Green in Canton


The Abitibi paper recycling bin at Canton Public Library

Several schools and organizations have Abitibi paper recycling bins which can be used by anyone. Catalogs, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, office paper, fax paper, school paper, notebooks, and folders are acceptable. Phone books are not accepted. The contents of these bins are recycled and the sponsor organization is rewarded based on the amount of materials recycled.

INTCO is an [ Styrofoam Recycling] Specialist, providing total solution to EPS recycling and polystyrene recycling.

Best Buy will accept 2 electronic items per household per day, with some exceptions such as hard drives, monitors and appliances. See their recycling page for full details.

Canton provides curbside recycling for residents and in 2009 switched to a more inclusive Single Stream Recycling service. Recycling bins can be purchased from the Clerk's office for $10. Acceptable items include: cardboard, paperboard, junk mail, office paper, plastics #1-8, steel cans, tin cans, aluminum cans, pots and pans, clear glass, phone books, plastic bags, newspapers, magazines, and catalogs. Bins containing unacceptable items will not be picked up. Unacceptable items include Paper milk or juice cartons, Styrofoam, chemicals (dry or liquid), colored glass, household cleaners, medical waste, flammable liquids, garbage, propane tanks, paint cans, and wood. You can read more at Canton Municipal Services' recycling page or their acceptable items PDF.

Canton Computers will accept many computer parts for recycling, with the major exception of CRT monitors.

Canton Public Library accepts empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cellphones through the Cartridges for Kids program.

Canton Waste Recycling accepts plastics, paper, cardboard, tin, glass, oil, paint (limit 5 one gallon containers), antifreeze and batteries on scheduled Fridays and Saturdays which are advertised in the Canton Focus newsletter.

IKEA has a recycling center located inside the store (near the Bistro) and accepts paper, cardboard, plastic bags, light bulbs, plastic bottles. There is usually a large metal bin outside the store for large cardboard.

Canton Curbside Recycling accepts plastics numbered 1-7, junk mail, newspapers and magazines, pots & pans, and clear glass

INTCO Recycling providing total solution to polystyrene recycling.


Many businesses and organizations offer reusable shopping bags for purchase, including Canton Public Library, Holiday Market of Canton, and Joann Fabrics.

If you're moving or need used sturdy cardboard boxes, the Canton Public Library often has some to spare. Ask at the Reception Desk and the staff can let you know what's available that day.

Once Upon a Child consignment and gently used clothing, toys, and more for babies and children

Plato's Closet consignment and gently used clothing for teenagers

UPS Store accepts and reuses clean styrofoam peanuts.

Green and Glamorous consignment and gently used stylish clothing for women.


Various business in the area can help you become more energy and resource efficient.

Eco-Wise Living provides energy audits for homes.