City leaf collection starts next week

Photo by Greg Shield.

As the City of Kingston’s brush collection ends this week, the City’s leaf collection program will begin next week, starting on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

Residents are advised to have their leaves ready for collection at the curbside by 8 a.m. on the Monday of their collection week. To find out when your leaf collection will take place, click here.

The City will only collect leaves in paper leaf bags, or those placed loosely in bushel baskets, garbage cans or other rigid-sided receptacles. Yard waste like tomato plants and vegetable garden waste (but not brush) can be put out for collection during leaf collection week. Bags or containers of leaves must weigh less than 20 kg (44 lbs). Please note that leaves in plastic bags (or bags that look like plastic) will not be picked up by the City.

The video below via the City of Kingston explains how to put your leaves out at the curbside.

The City also reminds that now is a good time to remove leaves from eaves troughs and sewer grates on the street to ensure rain water drains effectively away from their properties.

Other means of leaf disposal/use

The City of Kingston also suggests using leaves and grass clippings as mulch.

“Leave them on the lawn to feed it over the coming months,” the City said in a press release on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.

“Or consider composting your yard waste in a backyard composter for use in your garden next year.”

Residents can purchase a backyard composter for $43 at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at 196 Lappan’s Lane. The KARC is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents can also drop off yard waste at KARC or at Norterra Organics at 2069 Joyceville Road (call 613-546-0884 for hours of operation).

2 thoughts on “City leaf collection starts next week

  • We have had leaves at the curb on Ann Street(between Main street and Vine street) downtown Kingston all week since Nov.18th…but no one picked them up…R they still coming???

    • Hi Nadine,
      The City indicated last week that there were delays in leaf collection, and that residents should leave their leafs out for another week as they continue to collect. Hope that helps!
      -Tori, co-publisher

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