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



recycle glass bottle at CWRAdvanced 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 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.