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The City collects one untagged bag or container of garbage each week.  If you have more than that, you will need to buy bag tags to go on extra garbage bags or containers.

The City will collect any number of garbage bags/containers – as long as they have a bag tag on them.

Medical exemptions: If you need to regularly place an additional bag of garbage at the curb due to medical circumstances, apply to receive medical exemption bag tags using the form. During the COVID-19 pandemic, please direct medical exemption applications to hroberts@cityofkingston.ca.  The receipt of bag tags may be delayed. 

Where to Buy Garbage Bag Tags

City garbage bag tags can be purchased for $2 either:

Online

Tags are sold in sheets of four. $1.50 shipping and handling charges apply to all online orders. Processing and mailing may take 7-10 days during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In person

During the COVID-19 pandemic please call ahead to see if the bag tag retailer near you is open and has bag tags available. 

Bag tag retailers are listed below. Call ahead to confirm tags are in stock and your preferred payment method can be accommodated.

Store locations


For a more detailed map on where to purchase bag tags, see the full screen view.

  • Artillery Park, Main Reception Desk, 382 Bagot St., 613-546-4291 ext. 1700 - Closed during pandemic.
  • Barriefield Convenience, 760 Highway 15, 613-549-1895
  • Bayridge Grocery, 842 Development Drive, 613-384-3901
  • Cataraqui Town Centre, Customer Service Booth, 613-389-7900
  • City Hall, 216 Ontario St., 613-546-0000
  • Circle K, 1636 Highway 15, 613-544-8849
  • Circle K, 357 Bath Rd., 613-542-2235
  • Cochrane Convenience, 73 Bay Street, 613-542-2254
  • Codes Corner Convenience, 1985 Highway 15, 613-547-8978
  • DrugSmart Pharmacy, 284 Earl St. Unit B400 (inside Queen's Centre), 613-507-7775
  • Family News Stand, 506 Days Rd. (LaSalle Park Plaza), 613-384-4829
  • Glenburnie Convenience, 2408 Perth Rd., 613-544-0972
  • Good Morning Mart, 235 Montreal Street, 613-544-5198
  • In Bloom, 235 Gore Rd. (Rideau Town Centre)
  • INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. (Customer Care Centre), 613-546-0000 - Closed during pandemic.
  • John Counter Boulevard Municipal Building, 1211 John Counter Blvd., 613-546-0000
  • Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC), 196 Lappan's Lane, 613-546-0000 - Closed during pandemic.
  • Kingston Truck Stop/Petro Canada, 1993 Highway 15, 613-542-7971
  • LaSalle Express (Shell), 841 Highway 15, 613-530-2040
  • Lowe's Canada, 1035 Gardiners Road, 613-634-5410
  • Meadowbrook Variety, 545 Armstrong Rd., 613-544-9950
  • Medical Arts Pharmacy, 800 Princess St.
  • Metro, 310 Barrie St., 613-542-1558
  • New Merry Market, 226 Barrie St, 613-542-1701
  • Parkway Grocery, 1469 Parkway, 613-531-6550 
  • Pop Variety, 525 Brock St., 613-766-8382
  • Quik Chek, 730 Front Rd. (Reddendale Plaza), 613-384-5522
  • Rideau Heights Community Centre & Library, 85 MacCauley St., 613-546-4291 ext. 1900 - Closed during pandemic.
  • Rona, 2342 Princess Street (any cashier), 613-531-6225
  • Shopper's Drug Mart, 445 Princess St., 613-546-3696
  • Shopper's Drug Mart, 775 Strand Blvd, 613-384-7477
  • Shopper's Drug Mart, Kingslake Plaza, 1201 Division St.
  • Shopper's Drug Mart, 823 Highway 15, 613-547-9753
  • Singh's Convenience, 1120 Sydenham Rd., 613-547-4485
  • St. Lawrence College, 100 Portsmouth Ave. (Student Association offices, Orange Wing, 2nd Floor), 613-544-5400 ext. 1502
  • Sunshine Variety, 263 Weller Ave., 613-549-0253

 

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