Students: use this City of Kingston checklist to make sure your move goes smoothly – and keeps Kingston beautiful.
1. Close your Utilities Kingston account (sooner = better). If the account is in your name, you need to be the one to close it at this Utilities Kingston.com page or by calling 613-546-0000.
2. Give unwanted and useable items away on Giveaway Day: April 22. Put out items your neighbours might like with a “Free” sign. Remember to bring any leftover items in at 6 p.m. as the City will NOT pick them up. Consider donating these items to a local charity. See CityofKingston.ca/Giveaway for details.
3. Drop off items for paid disposal. Unusable items and garbage can be brought to the Progressive Waste Solutions transfer station for paid disposal. It is at 1266 McAdoos Lane (off Division Street) and is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and will be open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.
4. Buy bag tags. If you need to put out more than one bag of garbage on your collection day, you need to get bag tags. They are $2 each and can be bought at CityofKingston.ca/Pay (shipping takes five to seven days) or find a store near you that sells bag tags at CityofKingston.ca/Garbage.
Please note: you cannot put your collectibles out before 5 p.m. the evening before your collection day and your receptacles must be removed from the curb before 8 p.m. on collection day.
Keep Kingston beautiful
Show your neighbours you care by leaving behind a neat yard and street. Work out a move-out plan with your roommates and include strategies to properly dispose of unwanted items well before moving day. Not sure how to throw something out? See CityofKingston.ca/WasteLookup.
The Yards and Streets and Property Standards bylaws require yards and municipal properties to be clear of garbage, debris, furniture and appliances. Bylaw officers will be out and may issue warnings and orders. If your K-town home is left a mess, your landlord could have the cost of cleaning up a mess and an administrative cost added to their municipal tax bill.
Tell your friends to find the checklist at: CityofKingston.ca/Students .