City Seeks to Recognize Remarkable Recyclers

Published on: 2015/03/25 - in Featured Releases

The City is again seeking to recognize and reward its most remarkable recyclers. If your household knows what to do with a plastic shopping bag or a cardboard can with metal ends* once you are done with them, there’s a good chance YOU are remarkable recyclers.

“Sign-up to participate in the remarkable recycler program and get your whole household engaged in learning about recycling and waste diversion,” says Derek Ochej, public education coordinator. He notes that green bins and blue and grey boxes are aimed at helping Kingston divert residential waste from landfill.

Register to participate by emailing or by calling the City’s customer service centre at 613-546-0000 by April 3, 2015.

Participants will have their collectibles audited for sorting accuracy during their first two collection weeks in April. If your waste is correctly sorted and you’ve set out just one bag of garbage or less, your household will get specially-marked remarkable recycler blue and grey boxes and your name will be entered in a random draw for a Kobo e-reader. Participants must live in a residential home in the city of Kingston with curbside recycling and garbage pick-up to be eligible.

– You know that clean plastic bags go in your grey box.
– You know that cardboard cans with metal ends (like coffee cans) can go in the Blue Box.
– You put paper towel in the green bin once you’ve used it to sop up a mess.
– You toss Tetra Pak juice boxes in the grey box.

Be reminded what to put out when: Don’t know where it goes?

Release: City of Kingston | Photo source: Wikimedia Commons