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Free KARC Tours to Kick-off Earth Week

April 8, 2013 -

Earth Week officially runs from April 16 to April 22 – but the City is kicking the week off early with free tours of the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13 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.

Also during Earth Week next week, the City's Remarkable Recyclers will be recognized on Monday, April 15 and all residents are invited to participate in Giveaway Day on Saturday, April 20.  Giveaway Day is the day you put out reusable items you no longer want for your neighbours who might like them. Giveaway Day helps divert waste from landfill.

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

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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.