Yard Waste Recycling Program
Curbside-yard-waste-recycling begins October 9, 2012 through November 16, 2012.
Yard Waste Recycling Program Details
In an ongoing effort to reduce the volume of waste going into landfills, the City of North Canton is now offering “Fall Yard Waste Recycling” beginning October 9, 2012 through November 16, 2012.
All yard waste must be in paper bags. There will be a FREE Paper Bag Hand Out beginning October 9, 2012 through November 10, 2012. These bags may be picked up Monday through Friday from Noon until 6:00 PM and on Saturdays from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the North Canton Civic Center, located at 845 W. Maple 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 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.
Raking or Blowing Leaves into Street Prohibited
Raking or blowing leaves 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, leaves blown into the street are a major problem for storm sewer systems. They 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 make it to the creeks, they reduce flow there as well as use up oxygen, which reduces the viability of aquatic life. EPA has indicated that the Nimishillen Creek already fails to meet EPA water quality standards. This affect further reducing water quality, is one of the reasons the EPA is looking to place even more restrictions on Canton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, potentially costing North Canton residents millions of dollars in 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.
Finally, for the most part, leaves raked or blown into streets end up blown back into yards by both weather and traffic anyway.
So, for all the foregoing reasons, North Canton has a prohibition against raking or blowing leaves into the street. We request that all of our citizens comply.