Hazardous Waste Round-up

Event Information
The Household Hazardous Waste Round-up is held every September on the first Saturday after Labor Day at the DPW facility located at 4847 Sheldon Road just south of Michigan Avenue. The 2016 event will be held Saturday, September 10 from 9am-2pm.  The collection is open to Canton residents only and is an excellent opportunity to make your home and environment safe by properly disposing of waste that is considered toxic, flammable, or corrosive.
Acceptable Items
Examples of acceptable waste being collected include:
  • Acids
  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries: Auto and Household
  • Brake Fluid
  • Bug Sprays
  • Car Wax w/Solvent
  • Caulk
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers Equipment
  • Cleaning Solvents, Dry
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fertilizer/Weed Killer
  • Floor-Care Products
  • Fuel: Oil and Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Glue (solvent based)
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Kerosene
  • Light Bulbs, All
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Mercury Waste
  • Medication, Prescription
  • Moth Balls
  • Oils: Fuel, Motor, Cooking and Cutting
  • Paint: Artists', Automobile, Latex and Oil-Based
  • Paint Stripper
  • Paint Thinner
  • Polishes: Automobile, Furniture, Metal (w, Solvent) and Nail
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Primer
  • Propane Tanks (from grills)
  • Propane Cylinders, Small
  • Rat Poison
  • Sealant
  • Sharps (in metal or plastic containers)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Stereos
  • Televisions
  • Transmission Fluid, Automatic
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish
  • Wood Preservatives
Unacceptable Items
Please note, Canton will be unable to accept:
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Asbestos Tile, Residential
  • Commercial Waste
  • Concrete Debris
  • Construction Debris
  • EpiPens
  • Equipment, Recreation
  • Explosives or Ammunition
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Firewood
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Microwaves
  • Oxygen Tanks
  • Radioactive Material
  • Refrigerators, Small
  • Styrofoam
  • Tires
  • Toilets
  • Yard Waste
You can download a complete Household Hazardous Waste Collection List (PDF) or call Canton Public Works at 734-397-1011 for more information. We can all do our part to keep our homes and environment safe by properly disposing of household hazardous waste. If you observe anyone dumping any material into storm drains, please call Canton Public Works at 734-397-1011 or Wayne county's 24-Hour Environmental Hotline at 888-223-2363.
2016 Wayne County Hazardous Household Waste Collection Dates (Free to all Wayne County Residents)
  • Saturday, August 13 from 8am - 2pm at the Westland Shopping Center located on Warren Road and Nankin Blvd.
  • Saturday, October 8 from 8am - 2pm at Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus located at 21000 Northline Road.
"Our Water. Our Future. Ours to Protect" Public Education Campaign
In an effort to educate the public on clean water, Canton is joining with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) to promote their "Seven Simple Steps to Clean Water" public education campaign.
The 7 simple steps include:
  • Carefully storing and disposing of household cleaners, chemicals, and oil
  • Choosing earth friendly landscaping
  • Cleaning up after your pet
  • Helping to keep pollution out of storm drains
  • Practicing good car care
  • Saving water
  • Using fertilizing sparingly
Informational material on these steps can be found in the Municipal Services display racks located on the second floor of Canton Administration Building or by visiting the SEMCOG website.