City asking for input on community clean up initiatives

Love Your Lake cleanup at Lake Ontario Park, August 2018. Photo by Jessica Foley.

The City of Kingston is asking residents to weigh in on future initiatives to keep the city clean.

According to a release from the city, dated Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, the initiatives, aimed at reducing and preventing litter and illegal dumping, will be added to existing City programs and plans, and focus on community involvement and participation.

“Keeping our public spaces clean and free of litter and debris is a big job. We know our community values and takes pride in these spaces, which is why we’re asking for input on future initiatives to keep them clean,” says Bill Linnen, Director, Public Works. 

He notes several City programs in place that support keeping Kingston beautiful, including street sweeping, the enforcement of litter-related bylaws and the collection of waste from receptacles in parks and downtown streets.

Starting today, and until Dec. 16, you can offer your input about future community cleanup initiatives by completing a brief survey at According to the City, the results from the survey will be reviewed by Public Works staff and inform new initiatives.

Linnen adds, “We all need to do our part to keep our streets, parks and neighbourhoods clean, safe, and livable. It really is a community investment.”

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