Garbage Rules

  1. Rules
  2. Prohibited Items
  3. Vacant Structures
  4. Hazards
  • Customers must use trash cans that are no larger than 32 gallons. If customers have larger cans that they wish to store full bags in, they may do so, as long as the customer removes the bags from the oversized cans and places the bags curbside before pick-up. Cans larger than 32 gallons will not be emptied.
  • Customers must use trash containers with handles and lids that are not hinged or attached.
  • Customers may use bags instead of containers (however - if animals get into the bags, it is the resident's responsibility to clean up).
  • Customers should make sure that their trash is curbside by 6 am on their scheduled pick-up day. Sanitation employees start work at 6 am.
  • Trash should not be set out at the curb before noon the day before scheduled pick-up.
  • Grass clippings, leaves and twigs should be bagged and placed separately from standard garbage at the curb. Bags should be manageable and not exceed 32 gallons for grass and 45 gallons for leaves.
  • Branches and other small brush should be bundled/tied in manageable piles with a maximum of 4 feet in length.
  • Live Christmas trees may be placed at the curb for disposal on normal trash day.
  • Carpet and rugs must be bundled/tied securely with a maximum of 4 feet in length.
  • Customers are permitted to set out two large items per week (i.e. furniture) for pick-up with the normal household trash. If there are more than two items of bulky waste, a dumpster is required.
  • Mattresses, box springs, and upholstered furniture: all mattresses, box springs and upholstered furniture must be wrapped in plastic and securely sealed prior to pick up. Furniture with exposed bed bugs will not be picked up by the Sanitation Department.
  • Animal waste must be double-bagged securely and manageable in order to be picked up. It can be placed with normal household trash. Sanitation will not collect animal waste if it is not properly packaged or if the amount is excessive. Persons violating this policy will be reported to the Canton City Health Department. Further inquiries about animal waste can be made by calling the Canton Health Department at 330-489-3231.