Hazardous Waste Round-up

Event Information

The Household Hazardous Waste Round-up is held every September at the Public Works facility located at 4847 Sheldon Road just south of Michigan Avenue. 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. This year's event will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2024 from 9am - 2pm at Canton's Division of Public Works Building (4847 Sheldon Road, just south of Michigan Avenue).

Visit HERE to download a list of what is and is not accepted.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sharps (in metal or plastic containers)
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Styrofoam
  • Tires
  • Toilets
  • Yard Waste

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.

2024 Wayne County Hazardous Household Waste Collection Dates (Free to all Wayne County Residents)

  • April 6, 2024, 8am-1pm at Wayne County Community College, Ted Scott Campus
  • June 29, 2024, 8am-1pm at Henry Ford College
  • August 31, 2024, 8am-1 pm at Westland Shopping Center
  • October 19, 2024, 8am-1pm at Wayne County Community College, Taylor Campus

"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.