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City leaf collection starts next week

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. 2, 2020.

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 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 a release dated Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. “Or consider composting your yard waste in a back-yard composter for use in your garden next year.”

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

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