Remarkable Recyclers: have your hard work recognized!

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September 12, 2016 -

The City of Kingston wants to recognize its Remarkable Recyclers – and engage the community in taking up the #WasteNotYGK challenge to divert 60 per cent of residential waste from landfill by 2018.

"We hold the Remarkable Recycler challenge twice a year and it always enjoys great participation. We love that Kingstonians are so keen to divert waste from landfill. Our Remarkable Recyclers truly ‘get' that anything that can be recycled, composted, or re-used is not garbage," says Heather Roberts, manager of solid waste.

The Remarkable Recycler challenge is part of the wider #WasteNotYGK challenge – it challenges all Kingstonians to reduce their waste by: buying less packaging and waste; buying or trading second-hand items; and using their green bins and blue and grey boxes to divert residential waste from landfill.

Take up the Challenge!

Know how to put out Styrofoam, plastic bags or tetra-paks for collection? YOU may already be remarkable recyclers – and can encourage others to join you on Twitter at #WasteNotYGK.

Register to participate by emailing or by calling the City's customer service centre at 613-546-0000 by Friday, Oct. 7.

Participants will have their collectibles audited for sorting accuracy during the collection weeks of Oct. 10 or 17  If your waste is correctly sorted and you've set out one bag of garbage or less, your household will get remarkable recycler blue and grey boxes.

Successful participants will have their names entered in a random draw for a Kobo e-reader. Participants must live in a residential home in Kingston with curbside recycling and garbage pick-up to be eligible. 

Be reminded what to put out when: Don't know where it goes?


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. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. 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.

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