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Leaf collection begins next week

October 30, 2017 -

The City of Kingston will begin collecting leaves the week of Nov. 6.  See www.CityofKingston.ca/collection for your collection week.

Have leaves ready for collection at curbside by 8 a.m. on the Monday of your leaf collection week.

Only leaves in paper leaf bags, or placed loosely in bushel baskets, garbage cans or other rigid-sided receptacles will be collected. Yard waste like tomato plants, and vegetable garden waste (but not brush) can be put out for collection during leaf collection week. Bags or containers of leaves must weigh less than 20 kg (44 lbs).

Leaves in plastic bags – or in bags that look like plastic – will NOT be picked up by the City.

This is also a good time for residents to remove leaves from their eaves troughs and sewer grates on their street to ensure rain water drains effectively away from their properties.

Compost Your Yard Waste

Try using your leaves and grass clippings as mulch. Leave them on the lawn to feed it over the coming months.  Or consider composting your yard waste in a back-yard composter for use in your garden next year.  Purchase one for $43 at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC), 196 Lappan's Lane, open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You may also drop off your yard waste at KARC or at Norterra Organics at 2069 Joyceville Rd., call 613-546-0884 for hours of operation.

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. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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