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Free KARC tours this Saturday

April 8, 2014 -

The City is offering free tours of the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, April 12 at 196 Lappan's Lane.

The tour gives visitors a behind-the scenes look at how recyclables are sorted and prepared for market and explains why residents are asked to sort recyclables, what happens to them after they leave the facility, and what they become.

Free BPI-certified compostable liner bags will be given out at this spring's KARC tours to celebrate that they can now be accepted in the Green Bin.

The free KARC tours are a great way for the whole family to learn about the benefits of waste diversion in anticipation of Earth Day on April 22 and Giveaway Day on Saturday, April 26.

Giveaway Day is the day you put out reusable items you no longer want for your neighbours who might like them.

Like recycling and composting, Giveaway Days are another way to divert waste from landfill.

For more details on Giveaway Day, go to www.CityofKingston.ca/giveaway

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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