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City Wants to Recognize Remarkable Recyclers

March 18, 2013 -

Kingstonians have become experts at sorting their waste into the Green Bin, Blue Box and Grey Box – but only a select few have been recognized by the City as being truly "Remarkable Recyclers." 

This spring, the City is again running its Remarkable Recyclers program, which recognizes expert waste sorters for their good work diverting waste from landfill. 

"Think it is about time that your household's hard work, dedication and recycling know-how got the thumbs-up from the City?  Then this voluntary program is for you," says Derek Ochej, Public Education Coordinator. He reminds residents that the Green Bin and Blue and Grey Boxes are ways to help Kingston reach its goal of diverting 65% of residential waste from landfill.

Households can register to participate by emailing Ochej at dochej@cityofkingston.ca, or by calling the City's Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000 by April 2.

Participating households will have their curbside collectibles audited for sorting accuracy the week of April 8 to 12 – that's the week before Earth Week. If you have sorted your waste correctly and set out one bag of garbage or less, your household will get new "Remarkable Recycler" Blue and Grey Boxes, and your name will be entered in a random draw for a Kobo e-reader.

To be eligible, participants must live in a residential home with curbside recycling and garbage pick-up. 

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

Don't know where it goes? Use the Waste Sorting Lookup at www.CityofKingston.ca/waste

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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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