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July 18, 2018 -

The City of Kingston wants to recognize its Golden Diverters. This year, more than 50 households took on the Golden Diverter Challenge with eight perfect residents achieving the gold standard for curbside collection.

"We thank all residents who participated in the program, and for making waste diversion a priority in their households. Reaching our goal of 60 per cent waste diversion from landfill would not have been possible without you," says Heather Roberts, director of solid waste. "We hope you participate in future editions of the Golden Diverter challenge."

Participating households had their curbside collectibles audited for sorting accuracy during the month of June and those who had a perfect set-out – including one bag or less of garbage, perfect green bin and perfect recycling – earned the Golden Diverter designation.

These golden residents are: Andre Gauthier, Alison Bright, Fern Gauthier, Harry Zanaberger, Karen Truelove, Monika Cardiff, Shelly McCutcheon and Valerie Greenly. There were many residents who were also awarded with Remarkable Recycler distinction.

The Golden Diverter Challenge is part of the wider #WasteNotYGK challenge – it challenges all Kingstonians to reduce their waste by: buying less packaging and waste; buying or trading second-hand items; and using their green bins and blue and grey boxes to divert residential waste from landfill.

Don't wait for the next challenge, get practicing!  Know what goes where.  Help make sure your household waste is collected as expected:

Sign-up for collection reminders at or download the "Kingston Waste" app.

Don't know where it goes? Use the Waste Sorting Look-up at

About the City of Kingston

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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