Hazardous Waste Round-up
The Household Hazardous Waste Round-up every September at the DPW facility. This event 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. The 2012 hazardous waste collection will be held Saturday, September 8 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Canton's Division of Public Works Building, located at 4847 Sheldon Road.
What can and can't I bring to Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up?
Examples of acceptable waste being collected include, but are not limited to, fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based and latex paint, paint thinner, turpentine, bug sprays, floor-care products, expired medicine, computers and scanners, dry cleaning solvents, rat poison, household batteries, propane tanks, mercury waste, antifreeze, brake fluid, diesel fuel, kerosene, motor oil, and acids.
Please note, Canton will be unable to accept commercial waste, construction debris, explosives or ammunition, fire extinguishers, firewood, radioactive material, smoke detectors, televisions, and tires. To obtain a detailed list of what is and is not acceptable please call Canton Public Works at 734/397-1011 or click here. 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 397-1011 or Wayne County's 24-Hour Environmental Hotline at 888/223-2363.
"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 seven simple steps include:
- helping to keep pollution out of storm drains;
- using fertilizing sparingly and caringly;
- carefully storing and disposing of household cleaners, chemicals, and oil;
- cleaning up after your pet;
- practicing good car care;
- choosing earth friendly landscaping;
- and saving water.
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 SEMCOG's website.