2018 Clutter Cleanup Campaign Guidelines

The guidelines for the 2018 Clutter Cleanup Campaign are as follows:

  • Clutter piles can include most household items such as furniture, mattresses, rugs, dishes, wood products, lamps, framed mirrors, vacuums, grills (without propane tanks) etc.
  • Items that were eligible for the appliance pick – up on May 24th and 25th will not be collected during the clutter pick-up. These include washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, refrigerators, cast iron sinks or tubs, water heaters, microwaves, air conditioners, trash compactors, car batteries, etc. No tires!
  • Items that are normally placed into our single stream recycling containers and bagged household garbage will not be collected during the clutter pick-up. These items will continue to be collected as indicated on the garbage and recycling calendar.
  • Residents will be asked not to place clutter curbside until the week end prior to their zones designated pick-up time.
  • Residents must purchase their $ 40 permits no later than the Friday before their zone’s pickup week. There will be no permits issued the actual week of your pick-up
  • Clutter must be curbside and ready for collection by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your zones designated pick-up week. Trucks will not visit the same street more than once. The clutter pick – up will follow a tight schedule. Crews will not be able to return to homes that missed the deadline for their zones.
  • Each household with a permit is restricted to 1,000 pounds of clutter. The maximum size for a clutter pile is 6 feet long, by 4 feet wide, by 4 fe et high.
  • Permits are limited to one per household. Separate permits must be purchased for each unit of a multi-family dwelling.
  • All clutter must be kept off of the road. Clutter piles cannot block sidewalks or driveways.
  • Residents are requested to put small items into boxes, not bags. Loose wood must be bundled with string.
  • Under no circumstances will clutter be removed from inside homes or from backyards. Only curbside clutter will be collected.
  • Residents are requested to move their vehicles fro m the street during collection weeks between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Workers will be using heavy equipment and large dump trucks.
  • ELECTRONIC ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Electronic items that are left on the tree lawn will be treated as litter. CITATIONS WILL BE ISSUED TO VIOLATORS. FOR RESIDENTIAL UNITS ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES ALLOWED.
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MEMORIAL DAY

The Municipality of Kingston’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day and will re-open on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Residents of Zones #1 and #2A who normally place their recyclables curbside for pick-up on Mondays, are asked to do so on Friday, May 25, 2018.

PETROLEUM DROPOFF

Residents of Kingston will get a chance to dispose of old tires and other unwanted petroleum based products. Kingston will hold a community wide “petroleum drop-off” on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Proof of Kingston residency will be required to drop off items at the Department of Public Works Municipal Warehouse, 455 Church Street. Items that will be accepted include tires and the following liquids: motor oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, antifreeze and cooking oil. All liquids must be labeled and in air-tight containers. Paint cans will not be accepted.

Kingston Forty Fort Trail Gap

The Kingston and Forty Fort Trail Feasibility Study Draft Plan is available for public comment. Please submit your comments to Ryan Parisi via email at rparisi@simonecollins.com. The review period will be open until March 16th. A link to the Draft Plan and Appendix can be found below:

Plan

Appendix

Public Survey for Kingston Forty Fort Trail Feasibility Study.

Weekly Street Cleaning

Enforceable Street Cleaning will begin on Monday, March 19, 2018. Please adhere to all posted street cleaning signs.

New Real Property Inspection Ordinance

Ordinance 2016-6 Ordinance 2016-8 Real Property Inspection Form
No Emergency Dispatch
Kingston will no longer dispatch police, fire, and ambulance calls. As of 12 a.m. on September 1, 2010, all residents and businesses of Kingston, Forty Fort, and Pringle are required to Dial 911 for Police, Fire and Ambulance emergencies. Do not call 287-6911 as this is no longer an emergency number.