News & Public Notices
Household hazardous waste facility opens for season on Thursdays and Saturdays
April 3, 2018 -
The household hazardous waste facility opens for the season on Thursday, April 5. The facility, at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at 196 Lappan's Lane, is open April through November:
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursday
- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday
Remember to bring your unwanted, partially-filled paint cans to the paint table – or browse the leftover paints for a colour that suits your project.
Please bring proof of residency (i.e. a driver's licence) when dropping off household hazardous waste. For reporting purposes, the City of Kingston tracks whether facility visitors are from Kingston or another nearby community.
Certain household hazardous waste items can be dropped off at other locations.
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury and are hazardous waste. They can be brought to the household hazardous waste facility or the KARC administrative office.
- Batteries may be dropped off at City Hall, 216 Ontario St.; the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.; KARC, 196 Lappan's Lane; or see www.call2recycle.org or www.rawmaterials.com for battery recycling drop-off locations.
- Expired or unused pharmaceuticals and your needles: www.healthsteward.ca/returns/ontario. If you find a needle, do not touch it. Contact KFL&A Public Health via the Street Health Centre at 613-549-1440 to report its location.
- See www.makethedrop.ca or Regeneration.ca to find a list of retailers that take some household hazardous waste items.
About Household Hazardous Waste
Never put hazardous material in with regular garbage or recycling and never pour it down a drain or toilet. Store hazardous material in original containers in a cool, dry place safely away from food, children or pets until you can bring it to the household hazardous waste facility.
Look for warning labels and instructions on products and handle any potentially hazardous materials with care. Do not mix hazardous materials and, when possible, bring items in their original containers.
Don't know where it goes? www.CityofKingston.ca/wastelookup
Residents are reminded City bylaws prohibit the illegal disposal of waste and interfering with waste put out for disposal (see www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/bylaw-enforcement).
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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