Kingston Area Recycling Centre

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During the COVID-19 pandemic:

Please note that weekly curbside collection is still available and should be used to avoid unnecessary trips to the Kingston Area Recycling Centre. Stay home, stay safe!  The measures below will remain in place until at least May 31.

  • Residents are reminded to practice social distancing while using public depots.
  • Counter services at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre will be provided electronically. Recycling box and bin replacements are not available. The City will not be selling backyard composters this season. Only information on waste can be provided at this time, as the office is closed to the public.

Kingston Area Recycling Centre hours:

  • Truck scale and the recycling depot: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Saturdays. Only five cars at a time are allowed at once.
  • Yard waste depot: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only five cars at a time are allowed at once. Follow the schedule posted on the Yard Waste Depot page. You may ONLY drop off yard waste on your regular curbside collection day. Consider holding on to your yard waste until emergency measures have lifted. Stay home, stay safe! 

  • Household Hazardous Waste depot: Closed.
See other changes to Solid Waste services.

The Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC), 196 Lappan's Lane, is your destination for diversion options in Kingston. Various diversion programs are operated at this site which also hosts  the main administration office for the solid waste division of the City.

Interested in a school presentation on waste diversion or a tour of KARC?  Find details at the bottom of the page.

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Recycling Depot

Household Hazardous Waste Depot

See what household hazardous waste is accepted at the HHW depot.

Leaf and Yard Waste Drop-off

Drop of your yard waste and leaves year round.


The location for learning about the various waste programs that the City offers.

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Sustainable Kingston offers school presentations on reducing food waste

To book a free 30-minute school presentation about reducing food waste, please visit Sustainable Kingston's sign-up page.

Tour KARC!

To book a tour of the facility for your school/community group, please contact Adam Mueller – or 613-546-4291 ext. 2703.

Please note that tour attendees must be in grade 3 or 8+ years of age to tour the recycling centre.

See what happens to your recycling at KARC.


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