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Bag tags required again beginning July 27 

Starting July 27, bag tags will be required again for all garbage bags put out for collection in Loyalist Township. 

Residents can purchase bag tags at the Loyalist Township Administration Office or from several retail locations in Loyalist Township.

Residents still experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 can contact the Township office at 613-386-7351 for waste disposal options.

Yard Waste Drop-Off Depot Restrictions to be Reduced on July 6

To continue to manage the increased springtime volume of visitors and provide physical distancing, the City is repeating its April 14 request to residents to only visit the yard waste site on their regular curbside waste collection day – or on certain Saturdays depending on where they live and according to this schedule on the Yard Waste Drop Off page. Full restrictions will remain in effect until July 5.
“The changes to the use of the yard waste site have been put in place to help address demand – and safeguard the health of those who visit and work at the public drop-off depot. Starting July 6, residents will be able to drop-off yard waste again Monday through Saturday, and will no longer have to wait until it is their regular curbside collection day.  However, the maximum capacity of eight cars in the drop-off area at one-time and physical distancing measures will remain in place,” says Roberts. “Wait times will be less, but residents could still experience delays at certain times.”


Landfills Remain Open

The Violet and Amherst Island landfills remain open. Landfill operators will be in the landfill office, but, for social distancing, operators will remain in the office and we ask that you stay in your vehicle. Please drive on to the weigh scale and the operator will advise you how to proceed based on your disposal requirements.
As further notice there will no longer be any hand-to-hand exchanges between staff and patrons.   This includes handling of cash, informational materials and receipts of transactions.  
Following your disposal you will be sent an invoice for the disposal costs.  

Kingston Area Recycling Depot

Effective Tuesday, March 31, the Kingston Area Recycling Depot will be implementing the following measures to ensure public safety. Only 5 cars will be permitted to visit the recycling depot at one time. When visiting the depot, you are asked to remain in your vehicle. Please note that curbside weekly service is still available and should be used to avoid unnecessary trips. Stay home and stay safe during this time. Gloves and masks are NOT recyclable.

Waste Collection Procedures

Waste collection continues according to the regular collection schedule. Residents are advised to follow additional precautions listed below if they are sick.

To help protect collectors and the public from the risk of spreading COVID-19, residents are advised to follow the safe waste disposal guidelines listed below:
•    Place used tissues and napkins in the garbage. Wash your hands afterwards.
•    Bag all waste. Do not place waste loosely in garbage containers.
•    If you’re sick: place ANY item that has come into contact with your mouth, nose or eyes into the garbage – even items that you normally place into your Blue or Grey box (eg. water/beverage bottles, pop cans, milk/juice cartons, etc.).