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Garbage & recycling collection schedules will be affected by the Canada Day holiday. Find out more...
How to put out your recycling
This 30 second video shows you how to sort your recycling in your blue and grey box to avoid litter.

These City tools and programs are aimed  at helping Kingston divert 65 per cent of its household waste from landfill. Recycling and waste that can be composted or diverted through special programs are NOT garbage. Don't be a waster: if it's not garbage, don't put it in the garbage.  

Don't know where it goes? Use the Waste Sorting Look-up.

June 24:

Our recycling contractor notified us late Thursday, June 23 that recycling collection did not occur on a number of streets, but will be picked up today on:

Jackson Mills, Bur Brook, McIvor, Sunnyside, Savannah, Sydney, Abbot, Langfield, Cooke, Chadwick, Sheridan, Ellesmeer, Jennifer, part of Atkinson, Crossfield and Anderson.

This affects today's recycling schedule. Recycling collection in Sharpton/Glenvale, Cataraqui Westbrook, Woodbine and Mile Square neighbourhoods may be delayed by 2-3 hours on Friday, June 24. All recycling will be picked up by 5 p.m.

Waste Sorting Look-up

  • What Goes Where

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Collection Calendars

  • Garbage & Recycling
  • Leaf & Brush
  • Collection Day Changes

Recycling/Special Diversion

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  • Household Hazardous Waste
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City Worker Collecting Organics

Organics & Yard Waste

  • Green Bin
  • Yard Waste
  • Composting
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  • The Dump
  • Multi-Res & Commercial Collection
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