City of Kingston to Recognize “Remarkable Recyclers”

| 2011/09/06

This fall, the City wants to recognize its remarkable recyclers for their good work diverting waste from landfill.

“If your household members think it is about time that their hard work, dedication and recycling know-how got the thumbs-up from the City, then this voluntary program is for you,” says John Giles, Manager of Solid Waste.

Households can register to participate in the Remarkable Recyclers program at www.cityofkingston.ca/remarkable or by calling the City’s Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000 by September 27.

Five registered Kingston households will be chosen at random for a free waste audit of their curbside waste. All audited households will receive a waste audit report showing how much waste was successfully diverted from landfill. Audited households that have diverted more than 75 per cent of recyclable waste from landfill will be recognized as “Remarkable Recyclers” with:

  • A specially-marked set of recycling boxes
  • A private tour of the Kingston Area Recycling Centre

In addition, the residents who live in the audited household that diverts the most waste from landfill will get a year’s supply of KRAFT paper Green Bin liners and will be recognized in Kingston newspapers during Waste Reduction Week, October 17 to 23.

To be eligible, participants must live in a single family home with curbside recycling and garbage pick-up.

Kingston aims to divert 65% of residential waste from landfill by 2012. See www.cityofkingston.ca/waste for more about Kingston’s waste management systems and more ideas on how to waste less and recycle more.

Don’t know how to throw it out? Use the Waste-Sort Lookup atwww.cityofkingston.ca/wastelookup.

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