As we are in the midst of summer, you may start to notice some signs going up in your neighbours’ yards. Here’s what you need to know about these “Great Curb Appeal” signs: This year’s Kingston Blooms competition will be judged a little differently than previous years. Nominations for Kingston’s most luscious and lively gardens…

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Plan your garden to conserve water. Visit Utilities Kingston’s Water Conservation Garden to learn how! Plan a visit to the Utilities Kingston award-winning Water Conservation Garden at 1211 John Counter Blvd. to see more than 100 types of plants that require less water.  Free tours also show gardeners how to save water, time and money…

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This Saturday is Giveaway Day – that’s the day you put out reusable items you no longer want to your neighbours who might like them. “Giveaway Days are a great way to remind us all that reusing items ourselves, or passing them on to someone who can, reduces waste,” says Heather Roberts, the City of…

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A recent change to the City of Kingston’s Waste Bylaw means the green bin must be used for food waste.All during the month of April, the City will be communicating the change to residents through many different channels and at the curb to offer sufficient notice of the change before the change comes into effect May…

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Kingston, Ontario, rain barrels, green living

Garden-lovers: celebrate spring – get a home-delivered rain barrel to capture spring showers for use in your garden. Each spring, Utilities Kingston offers rain barrels for sale to its customers.  Order yours while quantities last by calling 613-546-0000. You can now order more than one rain barrel each year. DELIVERY: The barrels will be delivered to…

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