Sustainability Committee

Canton Sustainability CommitteeMembers

  • Tim Calabrese -  Citizen at Large - Clerk 
  • Katy Clark - Citizen at Large 
  • Erin Connor - Citizen at Large 
  • Tarini Dasari - Student Member
  • Carolyn Elkort - Citizen at Large
  • Stephen Marshall - School Committee Member
  • Patricia McDermott - Planning Board Member - Vice Chair
  • Christine Smith - Citizen at Large - Chair
  • Andrea Stuart - Citizen at Large

All terms are 1 year long and are appointed by the Select Board.

Mission Statement:

The Canton Sustainability Committee will strive to incorporate the ideals of sustainability into Canton’s culture, economy and built environment - in order to create a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community for people of all ages and abilities to work, play and live. We seek to inspire the next generation of Canton to become passionate stewards of their community.

Sustainability Initiatives

View a list of sustainability initiatives relating to energy, waste, water, transportation, and climate change here.

Solid Waste - Trash and Recycling

Canton DPW is responsible for overseeing trash and recycling. For information about trash and recycling pickup, FAQs and more visit the Canton DPW Page.

2021 Trash & Recycling Survey Results

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What goes in the bin? Metal: Food and Beverage Cans (empty & clean); Plastic: Bottles, Jars and Jugs (empty & clean); Glass: Bottles and Jars (empty and clean; Paper and Cardboard (empty & flatten)

Questions?  Search The Recycling Guide

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Textile RecyclingTextile Recycling Bin

Textiles may be recycled in the Bay State Textile drop-off bin located at the Pine Street facility. Old clothing, fabric, shoes or anything soft can be recycled. 

Here is a link that list acceptable items for textile recycling.   

All of the listed items can be donated in any condition as long as they are clean and dry. 

Curbside Composting

Curbside composting is available for private pay in Canton through the following companies:

Black Earth Compost  -  Sign up or pre-register here 

City Compost

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Related Links:

Learn more about Curbside Composting with City Compost - Video

Recycling 101 with Gretchen Carey of Republic Services - Video

Recycling interview with Gretchen Carey of Republic Services - Video

Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently no vacancies on this committee.  Preferred qualifications of volunteers are knowledge of sustainability issues.  The approximate time commitment is 1-2 hours per month with the possibility of more as needed.  

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