Single Stream Recycling - In an effort to make recycling more convenient for residents, the City of Kingston currently utilizes a single-stream recycling program. Through instituting single stream recycling, the City of Kingston increased our recycling rates, reducing landfill-tipping fees and thousands of miles of truck transport emissions saved. In 2018, the city DPW collected 2073.34 tons of recycled material.
In late 2018, the City of Kingston received a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to fund a year of enhanced Recycling Education and Coordination in 2019 to support the city’s mandated shift in recyclables collection to a new system beginning in the first quarter of 2019. This funding will aid in effective transition of recycling collection.
Beginning in April 2019, the City of Kingston will be shifting our recycling collection to Dual Stream Recycling, in which:
Paper and Cardboard ONLY will be placed curbside every other week in a new blue tote with a yellow lid.
Glass, Plastic and Metal ONLY will be placed curbside every alternating week in your current blue tote.
Trash pickup will continue as normal.
In order to foster this transition, CASCADE, the City's Tote Vendor, will be delivering a new additional blue recycling tote, with a yellow lid, for recycling of PAPER and CARDBOARD ONLY around the end of March or beginning of April 2019.
Additionally, the City Public Works Department will be switching your existing black lid that is affixed onto your current blue recycling tote, with a new blue lid, and this tote will be used for recycling Glass, Plastic, and Metal ONLY.
Each residence will be receiving, via the US Postal Service mail, a mailer which will outline the changes, and contain the new calendar and schedule. You will also receive a separate Recycling Flyer, which we encourage you to put up on your fridge for easy access. This will show all materials to be recycled, and in which locations. Additionally, to assist in the transition, the new lids will all have labels affixed to the lids which will show exactly which items to recycle in which bins.
Please also find the same mailer information, below. Also, please find the current, temporary calendar, which will be updated as soon as possible with the new calendar and information for Dual Stream Recycling.
What: City of Kingston is transitioning from Single Stream (all in one bin) recycling to Dual Stream (separate paper from bottles, cans, jars) recycling.
When: March/April 2019
Who: All current City of Kingston customers who receive City curbside waste collection.
Why: Due to a mandate from the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, our disposal site, based on tighter restrictions and changing demands of recycled materials.
More Info or Questions: Please feel free to contact the Recycling Coordinator, Julie Noble, at 845-481-7339 or DPW Dispatch at 845-338-2114.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS HAS RELEASED A REVISED 2019 CALENDAR FOR RECYCLING AND REFUSE COLLECTION.