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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!

  • Residents are reminded to practice social distancing while using public depots.
  • Counter services at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre will be provided electronically as of March 19.
  • The truck scale and the recycling depot remain open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. but will now be closed Saturdays. As of March 31, only five cars at a time will be allowed in to enable patrons to maintain 2 metres of physical distance.
  • The yard waste depot remains open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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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