Canton now offers free trash disposal service for many household goods other than food-related waste. AJC FILE

Canton offers free trash disposal to residents

Canton has announced it now offers a free trash disposal service for many household items other than food waste at the city collection site at 2525 Ridge Road.

The service is only for those living inside the Canton city limits. The collection site will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, excluding holidays. After Christmas, it also will open each day of the week, Dec. 26-30, to receive excess trash from the holiday.

Acceptable items include old lumber, metal, washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, air conditioners, water heaters, carpeting, household furniture, and freezers and refrigerators emptied and tagged as Freon-free. Items not accepted include food-related trash; paints, chemicals and oils; brush and leaves; and roof shingles and tires. Commercial dumping and dump trucks and trailers will not be allowed.

For information, contact Code Compliance Manager Merrick McClure at 770-704-1554 or merrick.mcclure@cantonga.gov or go to: http://bit.ly/2i2EyKl

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