Yard Waste / Leaf Recycling Program

Curbside-yard-waste-recycling begins October 10, 2016 through November 18, 2016.

FREE Paper Bag Hand Out beginning October 3, 2016. There will be a limit of 25 bags per household. Last day to pickup bags is Nov 15, 2016.

Yard Waste / Leaves Recycling Program Details

Paper Yard Waste BagsIn an ongoing effort to reduce the volume of waste going into landfills, the City of North Canton is now offering “Fall Yard Waste / Leaf Recycling” beginning October 10, 2016 through November 18, 2016.

All yard waste must be in paper bags.  There will be a FREE Paper Bag Hand Out beginning October 3rd. These bags may be picked up during store hours at Mohler’s True Value Home Center located at 4214 Portage Street, North Canton, Ohio as long as supplies last. There will be a limit of 25 bags per household. (Please take a copy of your utility / garbage bill with you at the time of picking up your bags) In the event a resident requires more bags, they can use regular paper grocery bags or purchase additional 30 gallon bags at area stores. PLEASE NOTE: If your yard waste IS NOT in a paper bag, it will go to the landfill.

This program is limited to North Canton residents only.
To participate in the yard waste recycling program you simply have to put leaves into the paper bags and put them curbside on your regular trash pickup day. A separate truck will come by to pick up leaves in paper bags and recycle them.

Acceptable items are leaves, grass clippings and small branches. Please NO dirt, NO rocks, and NO pet waste.

For further information call the Office of Mayor David Held at 330-499-5081.

Thank you Mohler’s True Value for handing out 9,297 packs of free bags to our city residents during the 2015 program!


Raking or Blowing Leaves or Grass Clippings into Street Prohibited

Grass Clippings in StreetRaking or blowing leaves or grass clippings into the street is prohibited in North Canton, as it is in a majority of municipalities. There are a number of reasons for this policy.

First and foremost, debris blown into the street is a major problem for storm sewer systems. Leaves and grass clippings clog both grates and pipes, contributing to back-ups and/or flooding. They accumulate in the pipes, not only contributing to reduction in flow but also ponding, giving mosquitoes breeding areas. And, ultimately, if and when the leaves or grass clippings make it to the creeks, they reduce flow there as well as use up oxygen, which reduces the viability of aquatic life.  This affect further reduces water quality and if the EPA placed more restrictions on Canton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, this would potentially cost North Canton residents additional sanitary sewer costs.

Leaves in the street also are a safety problem, especially when wet. Cars can easily fail to stop, sliding on wet leaves. Frozen, they present a problem for both motorists and snow removal.

Leaves, once they are in the street, are no longer able to be recycled but must be transported to landfills.

So, for all the foregoing reasons, North Canton has a prohibition against raking or blowing leaves or grass clippings  into the street. We request that all of our citizens comply.