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City seeks to recognize Remarkable Recyclers

March 23, 2015 -

The City is again seeking to recognize and reward its most remarkable recyclers. If your household knows what to do with a plastic shopping bag or a cardboard can with metal ends* once you are done with them, there's a good chance YOU are remarkable recyclers.

"Sign-up to participate in the remarkable recycler program and get your whole household engaged in learning about recycling and waste diversion," says Derek Ochej, public education coordinator. He notes that green bins and blue and grey boxes are aimed at helping Kingston divert residential waste from landfill.

Register to participate by emailing dochej@cityofkingston.ca or by calling the City's customer service centre at 613-546-0000 by April 3.

Participants will have their collectibles audited for sorting accuracy during their first two collection weeks in April.  If your waste is correctly sorted and you've set out just one bag of garbage or less, your household will get specially-marked remarkable recycler blue and grey boxes and your name will be entered in a random draw for a Kobo e-reader. Participants must live in a residential home in the city of Kingston with curbside recycling and garbage pick-up to be eligible. 

Sign you may be a remarkable recycler:

  • You know that clean plastic bags go in your grey box.
  • You know that cardboard cans with metal ends (like coffee cans) can go in the Blue Box.
  • You put paper towel in the green bin once you've used it to sop up a mess.
  • You toss Tetra Pak juice boxes in the grey box.

Be reminded what to put out when: www.CityofKingston.ca/collection

Don't know where it goes? www.CityofKingston.ca/waste

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.