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The environment is important to Canton Public Library and the Canton community. Canton Green Resources:


Canton Public Library

Acceptable items for recycling are newspapers, magazines, catalogs, school and office paper, shredded paper (in bags) and mail. Please, no cardboard, phonebooks, glass, metal, plastics or trash. Look for the recycling bin in the far southwestern corner of our staff parking lot. For more information, call 734-397-0999


recycle glass bottle at CWRCanton Computers — will recycle or repurpose unwanted computer equipment (excluding CRT monitors). Address:  6130 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI Phone: 734-981-6600

Canton Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up — Canton residents can properly dispose of waste that is considered toxic, flammable, or corrosive.

Canton Waste Recycling — CWR is open for recycling (plastics, paper, cardboard, tin, glass, oil, paint (limit 5 one gallon containers), antifreeze and batteries) on scheduled Fridays (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM) and Saturdays (8:00 AM to 11:00 AM).

Cartridges for Kids — A recycling program that pays schools and nonprofit organizations cash for empty laser and inkjet cartridges, used cellphones, laptops, PDAs and iPods. You can also bring the following items only — empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cellphones — to the Canton Public Library. Simply drop them off at the service desk and we will ship them to Cartridges for Kids on your behalf.

Dress for Success Michigan — Donate women's professional clothing to help promote "economic independence of disadvantaged women" and help them thrive in work and life.

eCycle Best — provides a complete electronics recycling service, from buying old devices to giving them new life and selling them to gadget lovers.

Earth 911 — Find local depositories for a variety of recycled material.

Electronics Donation and Recycling — Learn how to donate or recycle your cellphone, PC or TV.

Freecycle Network — You can post usable things you're wanting to get rid of (rather than throw them away!)

Give the Gift of Sight — Drop off your used eyewear at any LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, BJ's Optical and Sunglass Hut or Lions Club location.

Michigan Recycling Coalition — The Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) is a nonprofit environmental organization whose mission is to foster effective resource use in Michigan by developing a coalition of business, government, nonprofit and individual members working toward the common goals of waste reduction, recycling, reuse, composting and recycled-content purchasing.

Off Site Shredding Services — Will provide you with a quote and information from a local shredding service in the Canton area. All Shredded material is recycled.

Peace, Love and Planet — A grassroots organization formed by a Northville, MI Mom to proactively educate and promote global awareness.

The Reuse Center — accepts donations of reusable household goods, office supplies, and building materials that it resells to the general public at affordable prices.

Salvation Army — Find Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC) and Family Stores in Michigan where you can donate a variety of items. — Swap books, trade CDs, DVDs and video games with other users for free.

Target — Recycle your aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers, plastic bags, MP3 players, cell phones and ink cartridges at recycling stations located at the entrance of the building.

UPS — Store accepts and reuses styrofoam peanuts. Address: 42015 Ford Road, Canton, MI 48187 Phone: 734-981-8200

World Environment Organization Recycling Database — Fun ideas that you can do with your old stuff.