City to Collect Your Brush in October and Leaves in November

Published on: 2019/09/23 - in News

Brush collection in Kingston begins across the city next week, with some areas receiving collections on Monday, September 30.

Residents are reminded to have brush piled loosely at curbside by 8am on the Monday of their collection week – with collection dates available at cityofkingston/collection.

The brush should be stacked – pruned bits of bushes and trees smaller than 15 cm (six inches) in diameter and shorter than 90 cm (three feet) long – with the butt ends facing the street. A City release added: “No root balls, please.”

Leaf collection will begin on November 7th. Note that brush will not be collected on those dates.

Leaves are to be left at curbside by 8am on the Monday of your leaf collection week, which can be determined at cityofkingston/collection.

The City will only collect leaves that are contained in paper leaf bags or placed loosely in bushel baskets, garbage cans or other rigid-sided receptacles – containers cannot weigh more than 20kg (44 lbs). Yard waste that includes tomato plants and vegetable garden waste (but not brush) can be left out for pick-up during leaf collection week as well.

Leaves contained in plastic bags – or bags that appear to be plastic – will not be picked up, as those bags cannot be composted.

The City says its brush and leaf collections are the most economical way for it to process yard waste. Alternatively, some yard waste can be put in your green bin, but collectors must also see food waste in your green bin in order to collect it.

Yard waste can also be dropped off at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at 196 Lappan’s Lane – which is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm and Saturdays from 8am to 4pm – or at Norterra Organics at 2069 Joyceville Rd. Phone 613-546-0884 to confirm their hours of operation.

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