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What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2021

Here we are on the other side of a six week lockdown, just in time for the Family Day weekend. While we are still urged to stay safe and avoid unnecessary trips out and about, in KFL&A businesses are reopening, and a sense of relief is spreading across the region.

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Plastics ban raises new questions for Green Bin users in Ontario

Businesses and consumers planning to make the switch to compostable cutlery have a bit of homework to do. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, the federal government released the list of single-use plastic items it plans to ban in 2021, part of a promise to eliminate plastic waste in Canada by

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Residents urged to follow safe waste disposal guidelines during pandemic

As those across the country and around the world do their part to help stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the City of Kingston has developed some safe waste disposal guidelines for residents. These guidelines are being put in place to help protect collectors and the wider public from the

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What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2020

This long weekend is all about spending time with family – it says so right in the name! But there’s nothing worse than planning a make-your-own-pizza party or cocktail hour with extended family and friends, only to find one of the places you need to go shopping isn’t open. Worse

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City seeks input on proposed Biosolids and Biogas Master Plan

As Utilities Kingston works to support the Kingston Climate Action Plan, both the City and Utilities Kingston are seeking public input on the Biosolids and Biogas Master Plan. The Master Plan is looking at ways to both enhance wastewater treatment plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and capture and make

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City leaf and brush collection starting soon

With the first day of fall upon us, the City of Kingston has announced its plans for leaf and brush pick-up throughout the city. “The brush and leaf collections are the most economical way for the City to process yard waste,” The City of Kingston said in a press release

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for Easter weekend

  The April long weekend is one where it truly starts to feel like spring, and a time when many gather with family and friends for Easter and Passover festivities. That means you have to get your shopping and business done ahead of time, so to help you out, we’ve

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City to help new student residents navigate garbage and recycling programs in Kingston

From city to city across the province and country, recycling and waste management programs differ greatly. For someone coming into a new city, that means doing some research to figure out when to put out your garbage, recycling, and compost, as well as what can be recycled and when. But

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#ygkChallenge: Maximize Your Recycling Efforts

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Best of 2017: Green Bins to Focus on Food Waste

Kingstonians have been doing an excellent job diverting food and yard waste from landfills since the city introduced green bins in 2009. This past April, the city announced a new by-law prioritizing food waste over yard waste. While yard waste wasn’t banned completely, the new by-law requires food waste to

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Green Bins to Focus on Food Waste

In 2009, green bins began appearing curbside throughout Kingston as residents started to change their habits and experiment with organic waste recycling.  At the time the new program was rolled out, Kingstonians were urged to place both food and yard waste in their green bins, as opposed to disposing of

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Banning Grass Clippings from Green Bins

Over the past few years Kingston has implemented a number of noteworthy sustainable and environmentally friendly initiatives including: organic waste recycling, cycling infrastructure and household limits pertaining to weekly garbage collection.  By and large, these and the various other initiatives have been embraced to the point that many Kingstonians have

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