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Sign up now for June focus group to discuss how Kingston can reach 65 per cent waste diversion

May 16, 2019 -

What should be implemented to divert at least 65 per cent of household waste from landfill? The City of Kingston will be holding focus groups the first week of June to gather and discuss, in-depth, new strategies that could be implemented to capture more organics, recyclables, yard waste – and other items that can be diverted – out of your weekly garbage that goes to landfill.

Use the Sign-up Form tab (behind the Forum tab) on this page and choose a preferred time: GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/waste-strategies.

"Getting to 65 per cent waste diversion is going to require changes. The systems we have in place have got us to 60 per cent, but we are stuck there and it's time to make some decisions about waste collection policies and programs. These focus groups, with residents who have taken time to talk with us, will help us decide how to engage the community to divert more," says Heather Roberts, director, solid waste.

Your input will be used to develop a long list of options for further review and input over the summer, both online and at community events. Then, the City will hold open houses to present the short list of options ahead of drafting recommendations for review by the environment, infrastructure and transportation policies committee. The final waste strategies will be incorporated into the City's Integrated Waste Management Plan and implemented.

Find out more about what is and is not working with Kingston's current waste diversion strategies at www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteStrategies. Share your everyday waste reduction ideas and successes at #WasteNotYGK.