The library cannot directly take your recyclable items. However, we are committed to the environment and the future of our planet and do encourage you to recycle items such as batteries, e-waste, chemicals, light bulbs, or paint. Here is a list of local organizations who can collect these and other recyclable items:
Advanced Computer Recycling — recycles computers and more. Address: 926 Minion, Ypsilanti, MI Phone: 734-340-6271
Canton 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.
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!)
Greener Gadgets — Type in your zip code to see a list of nationwide manufacturer, retailer and certified eCycling locations in your area.
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.
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.com — 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.