KARC resuming normal operating hours for fall

Kingstonist file photo from inside the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC).

The Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) will fully reopen on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. While the facility hours will return to normal, some operations have changed to accommodate COVID-19 measures, the City said in a press release on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.

“We wanted to let residents know what the new normal will look like at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre, so they will know what to expect when they visit that location,” says Brandi Timpson, Acting Director of Solid Waste for the City of Kingston.

KARC’s operational details are outlined below.

Other waste-related announcements from the City

In the release, the Solid Waste Department also made these announcements:

  • As Blue and Grey Boxes are again available at KARC and City Hall, collectors will no longer pick up items put out in makeshift boxes starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.
  • The November curbside collection of used single-use batteries is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Used batteries may be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot.
  • KARC tours and school presentations are cancelled until further notice due to the pandemic and construction planned at the facility. Sustainable Kingston has produced a number of short videos for use in school programming.

KARC’S operational details

Planning a visit to KARC?  Find details about COVID-19 measures currently in place on the KARC website.

Recycling Depot

  • Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Up to 10 residents will be allowed to access the Recycling Depot at KARC at a time to allow space for physical distancing.

Leaf and yard waste site

  • Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Depot

  • Open Thursdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Will no longer operate on Fridays.

Administrative buildings

  • Main office is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Recycling Depot scalehouse is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sign-up for collection reminders at www.CityofKingston.ca/Collection or download the “Kingston Waste” app.

Not sure where it goes? Check out the City’s Waste Lookup tool: www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteLookup.

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