Canton, MA Dumpster Loading Tips

Canton offers residents disposal options for their bulk waste, yard waste and hazardous items. Using some of the disposal services offered by the Town of Canton can save space in your dumpster. Yard waste and other types of debris can not be mixed in our dumpster rentals. Utilizing some of disposal options offered by the Town of Canton may help you save time, money and space in your dumpster. For example, Canton Residents can dispose of up to two TV/CRT per year with no additional fee.

Yard Waste Recycling Facility

The Yard Waste Recycling Facility is located at 99 Pine Street. On April 1, 2020 will begin the regular season schedule Monday through Saturday 7:30 am to 4:00pm.The winter hours are Wednesday through Saturday7:30 AM to 4:00PM. Yard waste stickers may be purchased at the Yard Waste Recycling Center on Pine Street or at the Public Works Department Administration Office, which is located at 801 Washington Street on the lower level of the building. The fee for a Yard Waste sticker is $10.

Household Bulk Waste Requirements

Bulk items will be collected curbside.  Please call 800-222-5158 for arrangements 72 hours in advance.

CRT’s can be picked up the last Friday of each month for a fee of $25.00.   Call 800-222-5158 to make arrangements for pick-up. 

You can dispose of your household bulk waste in the dumpsters located at 99 Pine Street.  You can also bring your old CRTS’s to the Yard Waste Recycling Facility.  Each resident is allowed (2) CRT’s per year.

Yard Waste

Yard waste includes:

Dead flowers or plants, Hedge clippings, Tree trimmings or pruning’s 4 inches in diameter or lessGrass,Leaves,Wood chips

Unaccepted Items

None of the following diseased or infected plants or any of the following will be accepted:

Bamboo, Oak, RootsInvasive plants, Poison ivy, Stumps

Hazardous Waste

Location & Date

Hazardous Waste Day is held at the Department of Public Works Garage, which is located at:
150 Bolivar Street
Canton, MA 02021

Hazardous Waste Day will be held on Saturday, August 22,  2020.

Accepted Items

The Canton Recycling Division will be collecting hazardous waste from Canton Residents, including the following:

  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Motor vehicle oil
  • Motor vehicles batteries
  • Oil paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Sealants
  • Solvents
  • Tires
Antifreeze$ 3 per gallon
Fluorescent light bulbs$ 1
Mercury Thermometer$ 3
Mercury Thermostat$ 3
Motor Oil$ 3 per gallon
Motor Vehicle batteries$ 6
Oil Paint$ 3 per gallon
Passenger tires (off rim)$ 6
Passenger tires (on rim)$ 7
Pesticides$ 3 per gallon
Pool Chemical$ 3 per gallon
Sealants$ 3 per gallon
Solvents$ 3 per gallon

What are waste ban items?

Some items can not go in the dumpster and they include; wet paints, oil/gas/asbestos or anything hazardous.   Yard waste can not be mixed with other types of debris.  Yard waste being leaves, grass, brush, trees, dirt, concrete, asphalt, and rocks. There are surcharges on Mass Waste Ban Items and they include:

TV’s / CRT’s $45
Mattress/boxspring $50
Appliances $45
Tires $25
Propane tanks $20

All Waste ban items and electronics must be placed on top so we can pull out of the load for recycling.

Where is the Franklin Recycling Center?

Some hazardous items can not go into your dumpster rental.

The Franklin Recycling Center, located at 445 Beaver Street Franklin, MA, may be of help in recycling these items.

You must have valid sticker to use the facility.

Hourse of Operation:
Tuesday 12-3 (April through November only)
Friday & Saturday 8-3
Sunday 9-1
Please remember that cash is not accepted at the recycling center; payments may be made by check, credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard and Discover).

Franklin Recycling Centers, helpful tips?

The Franklin Recycling center is a great resource for recycling household items that can not go into the dumpster or have a surcharge. When placed into our dumpster items such as TV’s, Mattress and Box springs have a surcharge of $45. At the transfer station those same items range from $10 to $25. The recycling center also has drop off area for oil based paints, stains and solvents. Franklin residents must have valid recycling sticker to use the transfer station located at 445 Beaver Street, Franklin, MA

What happens to the junk and debris in my dumpster?

All debris is recycled at permitted transfer stations. We use different facilities for different types of debris. Some gently used items are brought back to our garage, unloaded and donated to Big Brother Big Sister, the epilepsy foundation and New Life Home Refurnishing. Please let us know if you have any household items that you would like donated.

Are there any other fees or surcharges?

There are surcharges on Waste Ban Items and they include:

TV’s / CRT’s $45
Mattress/boxspring $65
Appliances $45 (Freon items, water heaters, dishwasher, washer, dryer, refrigerator, AC’s, dehumidifier)
Tires $25
Propane tanks $25

Any weight over the allocated weight is billed at $160 per ton prorated to the pound.

Do I have to be home for the dumpster delivery?

No one needs to be home for delivery or pickup. As long as we know where the property you would like. It sometimes help to mark the area you would like the dumpster with barrel or use chalk.

What can I put in the dumpster?

There are restrictions for what can be loaded into the dumpster. Some items can not go in the dumpster and they include; wet paints, oil/gas/asbestos or anything hazardous. Yard waste can not be mixed with other types of debris.

A dumpster for cleaning out your house should only contain household junk, construction debris, and other trash debris. No yard waste,dirt, concrete, asphalt or bricks should go into the dumpster.  There are also surcharges on MA waste ban items.