Waste Strategies

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The City is in the final step of the Waste Strategies engagement, and we are seeking resident input on ranking the three options for waste collection based on preference. Following various regulatory changes, council decisions and the results of earlier engagements in this project has led to the three options below for ranking.

Kingston City Council has a goal of diverting 65 per cent of household waste from landfill by 2025. The City has been stuck at around 60 per cent waste-diversion level and new service levels and policies are needed to reach 65 per cent.

Curbside audits show that

The City is in the final step of the Waste Strategies engagement, and we are seeking resident input on ranking the three options for waste collection based on preference. Following various regulatory changes, council decisions and the results of earlier engagements in this project has led to the three options below for ranking.

Kingston City Council has a goal of diverting 65 per cent of household waste from landfill by 2025. The City has been stuck at around 60 per cent waste-diversion level and new service levels and policies are needed to reach 65 per cent.

Curbside audits show that as much as 50 per cent of what is in the average garbage bag is compostable (35 per cent) or recyclable (15 per cent) material that can be captured in the City’s voluntary blue/grey recycling box and green bin programs. If all these waste items were put in the right box or bin, Kingston would have a waste diversion rate of 76 per cent!

Diverting waste from landfill is good for the land, air, water and climate. Watch this video to learn about how waste reacts in a landfill.

For more details on this project and its background, see the City’s project page.

  • Please rank your preference for the proposed waste collection options below. The estimated time for survey completion is two minutes.

    Please refer to the Waste Strategies background document for further information on each of the options listed below. Please Note: When collection of clear bag wastes is listed as an option, an opaque privacy bag will be allowed in each clear bag for disposal of private or sensitive materials.

    Survey closes on June 26 at 4 p.m. 

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The survey, below, was conducted in 2019 and remains on this page as a record of the consultation.

    The waste diversion strategies listed below are aimed at getting more recyclables and organic material out of household garbage sent to landfill. The presentation offered at our open houses, offers more details on the strategies – and current waste management practices. You may wish to review it before filling out the survey. Survey closes October 18, 2021 at 4 p.m.

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  • CLOSED: This sign-up has concluded.

    Sign up to indicate your interest in participating in our upcoming focus groups. Depending on the level of interest, we may also hold a workshop.

    Solid waste staff will reach out to you in advance of any in-person engagements to confirm your continued interest and ability to attend. We look forward to hearing your ideas!

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Page last updated: 13 Jun 2022, 08:25 AM