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Tour the Kingston Area Recycling Centre

September 26, 2013 -

Find out what happens to your Blue and Grey Box recyclables after they are collected: drop by for a tour of the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at 196 Lappan's Lane from 10 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Oct. 5.

"Households that signed up to be recognized as Remarkable Recyclers may want to come see how their efforts pay off for their city and their environment," says Derek Ochej, Public Education Coordinator.  The KARC tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at how recyclables are sorted and prepared for market and explains what happens to them after they leave the facility.

Tomorrow is the last day to register for the Remarkable Recycler program by emailing dochej@cityofkingston.ca, or calling Customer Service at 613-546-0000.

Participating households will have their curbside collectibles audited for sorting accuracy the collection weeks of September 30 or October 7. Those who have sorted waste correctly and set out one bag of garbage or less get new "Remarkable Recycler" Blue and Grey Boxes, and will be entered in a random draw for a Kobo e-reader.

Ochej reminds visitors to bring their Household Hazardous Waste items for drop-off when they come for the KARC tour.

Don't know where it goes?  www.CityofKingston.ca/wastelookup

Plan to get there by bus: www.CityofKingston.ca/tripplanner

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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