City Waste and Bylaw Staff to Help University District Residents

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RELEASE — City staff members from solid waste services and bylaw enforcement are coming to select streets in the University District evenings this month to help residents learn about proper waste-sorting and property standards so they can sort waste in a way that helps keep Kingston litter-free and avoid fines.

“The purpose is to be available to see residents at the time they are setting waste at the curb. We’re especially urging new students in these areas to come outside and talk to us!  Ask us questions and let us know your barriers to using the program. If we can talk directly with the resident, we can solve future issues with their waste,” says Heather Roberts, director of solid waste services. “We can help them get it right with a real-life example of their waste in front of us. We’ve teamed up with bylaw enforcement so residents can learn how to keep their property clean and safe as well.”

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Teams will be ready to help set-out garbage, green bin and recycling at the curb on select streets in the University District from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 17, 18, 24 and 25. Staff will be able to answer questions about garbage, green bin and recycling and the bylaws aimed at keeping your neighbourhood litter-free. Recycling trucks will be visible with blue and grey boxes available for pick-up from staff.

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Release source: City of Kingston | Photo: Google