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City of Kingston’s leaf collection begins next week

This week sees the end of the City of Kingston’s brush collection, and the City will begin collecting leaves that have been placed curbside in paper leaf bags, or loosely in bushel baskets, garbage cans or other rigid-sided receptacles on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

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

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. To make sure your leaves are collected as expected, watch the City’s Brush and Leaf Do’s and Don’ts video.  

The City also reminds residents to remove leaves from their eaves troughs and sewer grates on their street to ensure rain water drains effectively away from their properties.

Other ways to use or compost yard waste

The City suggests using your leaves and grass clippings as mulch.

“Leave them on the lawn to feed it over the coming months,” the City said in the release, dated Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. “Or consider composting your yard waste in a backyard composter for use in your garden next year.”

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

Ted Hsu for MPP
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