Canton Public Utilities
Jon Nordsving, Public Works Director
Street Address: 106 North Main Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 92
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-5000
City Hall Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
With online payments, pay by credit card, debit card or E-check. Additional fees apply.Check and Money Orders
Mailed to the City of Canton or deposited in the exterior drop box at City Hall.
Accepted at City Hall during office hours.
Utility Direct Payment Application
Payments due upon receipt.
Canton Public Utilities – Water & Wastewater
Canton Public Utilities include the water and wastewater systems within the City of Canton.
Rates are established and reviewed by the Canton City Council. The present rate structure took effect on January 1, 2022. Public Works Director, Jon Nordsving, has been with the City of Canton since 2003. He is a licensed Type IV Waste Disposal Operator, with a Class B Water License and Class C Wastewater License through the Minnesota Department of Health.Reports
Garbage & Recycling
Weekly garbage and recycling collection services are contracted through Richard’s Sanitation of Caledonia.
The City of Canton oversees customer billing for these services. Garbage and recycling are both collected every Wednesday. Acceptable refuse and recyclables must be confined within city-issued containers. No loose materials will be collected. Containers should be placed curbside by 6:30 a.m. to ensure collection. Once collected, all containers must be removed from the curb.
|Small Tote (32 Gallons)
|$11.45/month +$4.75 recycling fee
|Medium Tote (64 Gallons)
|$12.97/month +$4.75 recycling fee
|Large Tote (96 Gallons)
|$14.46/month +$4.75 recycling fee
City of Canton Acceptable Recyclable Materials
Please note: All items must be clear of any product.
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- Milk jugs
- Pop bottles
- Shampoo bottles
- Water bottles
- Detergent bottles
- Motor oil bottles
- Any type of corrugated boxes
- Cereal boxes (plastic inserts removed)
- Soda boxes and beer cartons
- Mail and envelopes
- Magazine and catalogs
- Phone books
- Pizza box covers
- Egg cartons
- Paperback books
- Aluminum and tin cans
- Aluminum foil and pie plates
- Empty aerosol cans
- Pop cans
- Any clear or colored jars and bottles
Yard waste should not be included in garbage totes. Complimentary curbside yard waste collection occurs every Monday morning (weather permitting) mid-April through mid-October. Yard wastes must be contained in disposable bags or boxes. Loose materials will not be collected. Small branches must be neatly stacked for easy pick-up. Plan yard projects accordingly, special collections will not be accommodated.
- Grass clippings
- Garden remnants
- small branches
- Tree limbs
- Tree stumps
- Lumber/building materials
City of Canton residents may utilize the brush dump located near the wastewater treatment facility, located at 407 W. US 52. The site is currently open around-the-clock for user convenience.
Voluntary compliance is essential to keeping the brush dump open. Violators may be fined.
- Grass clippings
- Garden remnants
- Tree limbs
- Building materials
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I expect my bill? Your bill should arrive on or just before the first of the month. This can vary slightly due to weekends, holidays and staff scheduling. If your bill doesn’t arrive after the first week of the month, please contact city hall.
What service dates does a bill reflect? Your bill reflects services used in the previous month. You will never be billed for services in advance.
When were the current rates set? The present utility rate structure was implemented on November 8, 2023 with being effective January 1, 2024.
What is considered average water use? The answer to this question varies based on your household habits and the number people in your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water a day. About one-quarter of that daily water use comes from toilets.
When is my bill due? Per city ordinance, full payments are due within 10 calendars. The city will issue a disconnection notice for a past-due payment. Partial payments will not prevent a disconnect.
What happens if my water service is disconnected? Accounts must be paid in full for service to be reconnected. There is a $75 disconnection fee and $75 reconnection fee. Reconnects will only occur during business hours – no exceptions.
What if I fall on hard times and cannot make a timely payment? Contact city hall when you receive your monthly bill. We are much more willing to work out a payment plan when you communicate with us. Avoiding us or waiting until the last-minute to seek a payment extension is not in your best interest.