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August 29, 2016 -

Students arriving to go to school at Queen's University, the Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College – the City of Kingston welcomes you to your new hometown. Please visit to find links to help you settle in and get to know K-Town.

Kingston 101

Kingston Transit

Use Google Transit or the to plan your trip by Kingston Transit and use your Queen's or St. Lawrence student card to hop on board.

Garbage, green bin and recycling 

  • Sign-up for collection reminders at This is the single most effective way to improve your life in K-Town.
  • The City collects one bag of garbage a week. You may put two bags out for your first collection after Labour Day. After that, if you have more than one bag, you need to buy bag tags (see
  • Plastic and metal containers go in your blue box. Paper and plastic bags go in your grey box. The boxes go out on alternate weeks on your collection day.
  • Don't know how to throw it out? Go to

Need water, sewer, gas or electricity services?

Utilities Kingston will hook you up.

Get updates from Utilities Kingston that help reduce disruption to your utility services on Twitter and Facebook.

Questions? Issues?

Contact our customer service with ANY City-related query at 613-546-0000 or This is also how to contact the City when your neighbours are too noisy, too late or letting their yards get trashy.

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 and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston
Plan your bus trip with Google Transit:


Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.