Canton - Massachusetts
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, municipal offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014. Offices will be open for business on Monday, December 1, 2014...The Yard Waste Recycling Center will be closing on Saturday November 29,2014.  It will reopen for the collection of undecorated Christmas trees and wreaths for the first two weeks in January...Pleasant St Roundabout construction is expected to be completed by November 21, 2014.  Thank you for your patience...Work on the Shepard Pond Dam is ongoing...

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October 3, 2014
The Canton Board of Health will be holding a Flu Vaccine Clinic at Pequitside Farm, 79 Pleasant Street in Canton on October 28th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM for anyone over the age of six.  Please bring your insurance or Medicaid cards with you.  You will not be charged a fee at the Flu Clinic.  Please note however, the Town bills Medicaid or your insurance company to ensure funding for the future purchase of free vaccines for the public

September 19, 2014
University Ave / Dedham St Roadwork
   The Town of Westwood will continue making roadway improvements at the intersection of University Avenue and Dedham Street, through December.  The most current phase of roadway work will require the removal of existing pavement, up to the Neponset River Bridge in Canton.  

   This work will begin Sunday Sept 21, overnight from 6 PM until 5 AM thru Friday, Sept 26.  This section of roadway will be compacted gravel thereafter, for approximately five weeks as related site and utility improvements are completed.     

 For additional information please click here

August 25, 2014
Shepard Pond Dam Work

Phase 1 will begin the week of August 25 and will consist of test boring to determine grouting needs.  As boring holes are completed they will then be filled with Structural Grout to strength the dam core. 

Phase 2 will begin at end of October, it will consist of completing spillway, low level outlet, training walls, stilling basin, and Fly Park restoration.  This work may stop for the winter.  All work is to be completed by Summer 2015.

July 31, 2014
   State Primary and Voting Information for Sept 9 election

July 24, 2014
The Department of Environmental Protection is requiring non – essential outdoor water use to be prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. This will be in effect through Oct. 1st.

July 11, 2014
Starting today, the temporary use drop off of white goods, burnable bulk and household rubbish overflow that cannot fit in new trash cart, can be dropped off at Hudson Road ( left off of Shawmut) on paved cul-de-sac.

Individual containers for each type of these items will be made available. Residents are asked to place these items inside appropriate containers. Leaving any item outside of containers is prohibited. Republic Services, Canton Police and Canton Public Works will monitor this location for compliance.

May 22, 2014
USI Services, of Bourne, Massachusetts have been contracted to replace the water meters in Canton.  Customers will receive a postcard with information on the program.  Please click here for additional details.

May 5, 2014
   Senator Joyce Town Hall Office Hours - May 22 from 9 to 10 am

April 24, 2014
  2014 Town Meeting Warrant

April 23, 2014
  New Trash/Recycling Program

April 22, 2014
   Hazardous Waste Day is May 3, 2014 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the DPW Garage at 150 Bolivar Street
March 20, 2014
Rebates Now Available for Water Efficient Toilets & Clothes Washers

From now
through June 20, 2014, the Canton Water Department is offering residential rebates for the purchase of qualifying WaterSense labeled toilets and Energy Star rated clothes washers. Residents are also eligible to receive FREE WaterSense labeled showerheads and faucet aerators, simply by visiting the water department.  Rebate terms and conditions apply. Supplies are limited.

  $100 - For a WaterSense labeled toilet that uses 1.28 gallons per flush or less.
·  $ 75  - For clothes washers with an Energy Star water factor of 4.0 or less. 

For more information, call the water department, 781-821-5017 or visit:  To learn about WaterSense toilets, visit:

January 28, 2014
Aerial Spraying Exclusion Requests - Due by March 1, 2014


December 12, 2013
Nomination papers for the April 8, 2014 Annual Town Election will be available in the Town Clerk’s office beginning January 27, 2014 at 9am.  The last day to obtain nomination papers is February 14, 2014 at 5pm.

Click Here for the complete listing of elected positions

October 25, 2013
Earl Newhouse Waterfront Driveway - Seasonal Access Restriction 

Public Vehicular Access to the Earl Newhouse Waterfront Via Pleasant Street will be restricted from November 1st to May 1st to limit further deterioration of the access road and Parking portions of the site. Per Order of the Board of Selectmen

Sept 23, 2013
Plymouth Rubber Redevelopment Information
2nd Annual Sr Olympics

Canton Fire Department - Family & Friends CPR training
    Wednesday September 18, 3:30 p.m. At the Canton Fire Department, 99 Revere Street

September 12, 2013
Curbside Collection
The Board of Selectmen are considering ways to improve curbside collection of solid waste and increase recycling.  The Board is requesting the public review the attached outreach  and educational materials (in two parts). Please submit feedback and your suggestions on ways to tailor a final collection plan with a focus on improving the Town’s service to you.  Kindly submit your comments through September 26, 2013 to

August 29, 2013
Water Sample Results

August 26, 2013
    EEE Notice for Canton

June 14, 2013
     Medical Reserve Corps - Request for Volunteers

Notice of Committee Vacancies

June 12, 2013
     Milton Meeting  - Logan Air Traffic

     Nicholas Zaferakis to hold office hours for Congressman Lynch - June 19

June 11, 2013
Planning Board response letter to Milton Mews

May 24, 2013
Plymouth Rubber Development Meeting Follow up 
   Plymouth Rubber Exhibits A,B & C

May 13, 2013
    Fifth annual safety fair - May 31 - Pequitside Farm - 5 to 8 pm

May 6, 2013
Building Safety Month

May 1, 2013
   NStar Vegetation Management Activities

April 24, 2013
   Annual Town Meeting Warrant Document

 April 9, 2013
    Public Meeting
Plymouth Rubber Redevelopment Analysis
     7:00 pm - Library Community Room

April 5, 2013
     Aerial Spraying Exclusion Request

April 3, 2013
    Local Town Election results


December 4, 2012
Drinking Water Notice

November 15, 2012
Community Preservation Committee
The Board of Selectmen is seeking residents interested in serving as a community member on the Community Preservation Committee.  All interested candidates should send letters of interest and resume, to the attention of Canton Board of Selectmen, 801 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021 or via email to by Wednesday November 21, 2012.  Committee responsibilities are summarized and posted on Town Home page under the General By-Laws Article XVI Section 19. 

November 8, 2012
During routine water sampling a possible contaminant was detected.  We are notifying our customers of the situation and are continuing to treat the issue.  Please click here to see the complete notice  .

October 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Information

October 25, 2012
   November Ballot Layout

   Treatment Plant Update

September 10, 2012
Washington Street Road Work
Beginning on or about Monday September 17 the roadway from the intersection of Wahington St and Randolph St to the intersection of Washington Street and Sassamon St will be closed to thru traffic.  Local access will be limited and traffic will be diverted on Randolph St.  Please click here to review the street closure map.

September 12, 2012
Board of Health - Health Fair

Saturday, October 6th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Canton High School

September 10, 2012

Water Main Work

On Friday, September 14th, at approximately 9:00 am, the water department will be shutting the water off to install a new gate valve at the intersection of Washington Street and Sassamon Street. You may experience low water pressure, discolored water or no water at your property while the work is being done.  When the job is complete, water will be returned to full pressure.  If you have any questions, please call 781-821-5017.

September 8, 2012

Hydrant Flushing Notification

The Canton Water Department will continue their hydrant flushing program the week of September 10th between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm in the area off Washington Street between Randolph Street and Rte. 138.   You may experience discolored water during this time. Please use caution driving in these areas.  If you have any questions, please call 781-821-5017.

August 30, 2012
Hydrant Flushing Notification

Weather permitting, the Canton Water Department will begin their hydrant flushing program the week of September 3rd between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. The area of flushing for this week will be roads off of Washington Street between Randolph Street and Rte. 138. You may experience discolored water during this time. Please use caution when driving in these areas.  If you have any questions, please call 781-821-5017.

August 27, 2012

Potential Botulism Contamination in Several Protica Protein Products

August 24, 2012
Water Testing
It has come to the Water Department’s attention that an outside company has sent letters and water sample bottles to the residents of Canton.  The action of this company is not sponsored by the Water Department. Our water is regularly tested and follows all state and federal regulations. Should you have any questions, please call 781-821-5017.

July 25, 2012
  EEE / West Nile Notice

June 28, 2012
   June Water Test Result Documentation

May 29, 2012
Columbia Gas Company will be installing a new gas main starting at Cobbs Corners working towards High Street.  Work will begin June 5, 2012 and finishing the beginning of September 2012

April 4, 2012
Safe Routes to School
Mass DOT Highway Division-Safe Routes to School (Hansen School) Project 605874 has started.  The project involves upgrades to the intersection of Pecunit, Kenney, and Washington St including drainage,Wholesale Los Angeles Lakers Jersey sidewalk, and pedestrian crossing improvements.  For more information please visit MassDOT Project Page at

April 3, 2012
   Rabies Clinic - Sat April 14

  Neponset St Water Facility
Tuesday, April 3rd , the Neponset Street Treatment Facility was placed on-line.  You may experience discolored water.  If you have any questions, please call 781-821-5017.

March26, 2012
The Leaf and Yard Waste Center on Pine Street will open on April 2, 2012

March 6, 2012
Solar Farm Notice to Residents

February 10, 2012
   Financial Review of Municipal Department

February 8, 2012
   Norfolk County Aerial Spraying Program


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