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 Representative
  • Patricia McDermott - Planning Board Representative - 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

REMEMBER THE 4 R'S - REFUSE, REUSE, REDUCE AND RECYCLE!


Canton DPW is responsible for overseeing the trash and recycling contract. For information about trash and recycling pickup schedule and missed pickups  visit the Canton DPW Page

2021 Trash & Recycling Survey Results

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Curbside Recycling


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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: Mixed paper, Newspaper, Magazines, Boxes (empty & flatten)

   QUESTIONS?  Search The Recycling Guide

Recycle Smart


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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. 

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Want to know where to recycle items not recyclable curbside?  Search the Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory

Plastic Bags:  Return to your local grocery store for recycling

Metal:  Bring to the Pine Street facility and look for the metal bin

Cardboard: Bring to the Pine Street facility and look for the cardboard bin

Electronics: Bring to the electronics collection at Pine Street or stay tuned for Electronic Recycling Events

Canton Curbside Compost

Curbside Composting

The Town of Canton is partnering with local company Black Earth Compost to offer a residential curbside compost collection service.  

Black Earth Compost picks up food scraps weekly from residents and businesses and turns it into compost. The compost is then used to improve soil health on farms and in backyards to grow more food.  Residents have the option to contract directly with Black Earth Compost for curbside composting pickup, at a special rate for Canton residents.  

The Town selected Black Earth Compost as a preferred vendor after reviewing proposals through a Request for Proposals process.  Sign up or pre-register here 

Want to learn more? Read the FAQs & Compost Guide


Contact Us

Email:  cantonsustainability@gmail.com