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Household Hazardous Waste facility to close for season

November 20, 2017 -

The last drop-off days for the year at the Household Hazardous Waste facility at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC), 196 Lappan's Lane, are:

  • Saturday, Nov. 25 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Nov. 30 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The facility reopens on Thursday, April 5, 2018. See www.makethedrop.ca or www.regeneration.ca for a list of retailers who accept certain hazardous waste items year-round.

Before heading out to the Household Hazardous Waste facility:

  • Check your household for hazardous waste items like: pesticides, batteries (single-use, rechargeable and automotive), solvents, pool chemicals, paint thinners, removers or strippers, paint, paint thinners, oven cleaners, bleach, drain cleaners, ammonia, oil and oil containers, antifreeze, propane cylinders and compact fluorescent light bulbs. See a full list at www.CityofKingston.ca/HHW.
  • Bring proof of residency. The City reports households that visit the facility from Kingston, as well as from adjacent municipalities. Proof of residency (i.e., driver's licence, health card, etc.) is required upon delivery of household hazardous waste.

Over the winter, residents should store hazardous materials in original containers in a cool, dry place, safely away from food, children or pets.

Never put hazardous waste in the garbage or down the drain. 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.

Kingston residents can now return unused or expired medications and sharps for free to participating pharmacies in Kingston.  For a list of collection locations near you, please visit www.healthsteward.ca/returns/ontario.

Drop off batteries (single-use and rechargeable only) any time at:

  • City Hall, 216 Ontario St.;
  • INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.;
  • or the main office at KARC at 196 Lappan's Lane.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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