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City collects brush in October, leaves in November

September 30, 2013 -

Want to coordinate your fall yard work around the City's brush and leaf collection?  Look for the collection schedule at www.CityofKingston.ca or sign-up to receive collection reminders at www.CityofKingston.ca/collection .

Brush Collection

Brush collection begins rolling out across the city the week of October 7 (see www.CityofKingston.ca/collection for your collection week). Have brush piled loosely at curbside by 8 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week. Stack brush – pruned bits of bushes and trees smaller than 15 cm (six inches) in diameter and shorter than 90 cm (three feet) long – with the butt ends facing the street. No root balls, please. Brush will not be collected during leaf collection weeks.

Leaf Collection

Leaf collection starts the week of November 11 (see www.CityofKingston.ca/collection for your collection week). Have leaves ready for collection at curbside by 8 a.m. on the Monday of your leaf collection week. Only leaves in paper leaf bags, or placed loosely in bushel baskets, garbage cans or other rigid-sided receptacles will be collected. Yard waste like tomato plants, and vegetable garden waste (but not brush) can be put out for collection during leaf collection week.

Leaves in plastic bags – or in bags that look like plastic – will NOT be picked up by the City.

Compost Your Yard Waste

Leaves can be used as mulch and grass clippings may be left on the lawn to feed it over the coming months. Consider composting your yard waste: check out www.CityofKingston.ca/composting (you can buy a backyard composter at KARC).

Yard waste may be dropped off any time at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at 196 Lappan's Lane open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at Norterra Organics at 2069 Joyceville Rd. (call 613-546-0884 for their hours of operation).

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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