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Business Waste Collection

Businesses in the downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) can register for our garbage collection program. Our service area includes the BIA and businesses located on Princess Street, south of the Princess Street and Concession Street / Bath Road intersection. 

Curbside pickup is limited to garbage collection. Businesses must drop off their recycling at the Kingston Area Recycling Center at 196 Lappan’s Lane. They are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register for garbage collection

We offer business garbage collection for a fee of $310.96 per business on the property. Property owners must apply for waste collection, not the business owner. The total cost of collection is added to the property’s tax bill each year. This fee covers curbside pickup of up to six bags of garbage per business on the property.

Recycling for businesses

Kingston businesses can bring recyclable materials to the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at 196 Lappan's Lane. 

First time users must register with the KARC. Visit the scale house across from the scales to create an account with our staff. You will be asked for information about your business and for details about possible materials you will drop off. 

Drop off process: 

    1. Go to the scales to be weighed by our staff 
    2. Follow the instructions to unload your materials 
    3. Return to the scales for re-weighing 

Recycling fees and rebates 

Depending on the resale market for recyclable materials, fees or rebates may apply for businesses dropping off recyclable materials at KARC. Contact us to request a monthly price list. 

We will only issue invoices or rebate cheques to companies that owe or will receive a rebate of more than $10 in a calendar month. 

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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