Thursday, March 14, 2019



Kingston to switch to dual-stream recycling collection

KINGSTON – The City of Kingston will be converting from single to dual-stream recycling on April 1 meaning residents will receive a new tote for recyclables that can be separated.

Paper and cardboard will go into the new blue tote with a yellow lid and will be placed curbside every other week. Glass, plastic and metal will go into the current blue tote and will be placed curbside on alternating weeks.

Businesses that currently receive municipal collection without brown or blue totes will also switch to dual-stream recycling.

The change is as a result of a mandate from the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency and the city’s recycling disposal site, which has issued tighter restrictions in reaction to the changing demands.

The Ulster Resource Recovery will no longer accept single-stream recycling after March 31.

“The industry is changing and we have to change with it,” said Mayor Steven Noble. “Recycling is an important part of helping to reduce our waste disposal costs and to improve the environment. This is another important step towards implementing the goals in our Climate Action Plan.”

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