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Garbage Bag Tags

We collect one untagged bag or container of garbage each week from households. If you have more than that, you will need to buy bag tags to go on extra garbage bags or containers. 

Garbage bag tags are stickers that you put on your garbage bags to ensure that the bags or containers are picked up by our collectors. We will collect any number of garbage bags and containers if they have a bag tag on them.

Where to buy bag tags

You can purchase bag tags online in sets of four, each bag tag is $2, so minimum online order for one set of four is $8.  

Note: All online orders are also subject to a small $1.50 shipping and handling fee.

You can also buy bag tags in person from many local businesses across the city. Use the map and search bar below to help you find a retailer in your area.  

It can be helpful to call ahead to confirm tags are in stock and that they accept your preferred payment method 

Medical exemption

If you need to regularly put out extra bags of garbage due to medical reasons, you can apply for a bag tag medical exemption. A note by a medical services provider (doctor, nurse, PSW etc.) stating the need for a medical exemption must be provided.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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