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Are you a student moving out of a Kingston dwelling? Do you need help?

Here is a handy checklist of things to do and places to call to dispose of unwanted items.

1. Get additional garbage tags (the one bag limit still applies). Pick them up at City Hall or the Student Association front desk ($2 each)

2. Set up or finalize your account with:

3. Dispose of unusable large items (like broken desks and torn mattresses) at the Waste Management Transfer station at 62 St. Remy Place.

Ask your landlord to help or check the classifieds under rubbish/junk/waste for low-cost removal options.

Remember: Kingston does not have curbside pick-up of large items. Give what you can to charity and make a trip to the Waste Management Transfer station with the rest.

4. Donate unwanted items in good condition to charity. Visit this site for more information on the charities that you can call to ensure much needed items are distributed to families in the community and more.Look under "Large items" at

For small and large item pick-up:

  • Salvation Army 613-544-4396
  • Ontario March of Dimes 613-546-9979

For clothing:

  • Salvation Army 613-544-4396
  • The Canadian Diabetes Association 1-800-505-5525
  • The St. Vincent de Paul Society 613-546-3333

For non-perishable food items:

  • The Partners in Mission Food Bank 613-544-4534
  • The Student Association Food Bank 613-544-5400 ext. 1502

Un-opened personal hygiene items like soap, toothpaste and shampoo will be accepted at Kingston's Street Health Centre at 6 Montreal Street.

Or consider your item for the City of Kingston Giveaway Day. More details:

5. Sell your books! Get money for your used books at the College bookstore.

6. Electronic waste is hazardous waste! For more information on where to drop off your items: http://www.recycleyourelectronics.cah