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.

  • Waste Strategies Engagement Summary

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    The City is seeking your input on the implementation of new waste strategies to reach the goal of diverting 65 per cent of household waste from landfill by 2025 – The City has been stuck at approximately 60 per cent waste diversion for the last six years, and new service levels, policies or programs are needed to reach 65 per cent.

    The City is consulting on the three remaining proposed waste strategies that received positive or neutral community support and are still viable options based on the current regulatory framework. Significant engagement on these options has been ongoing since 2019.

    Read the full engagement feedback and findings report

Page last updated: 26 Jun 2022, 04:00 PM