Keep it Clean & Safe
Everyone has a role to play in keeping our downtown clean
The 'Keep It Clean & Safe' program helps to maintain clean, inviting, and safe streets in Kingston’s downtown core. This program is a partnership between the Downtown Kingston BIA, the City of Kingston with assistance from downtown Kingston businesses and their employees, property owners, and residents.
Downtown Kingston is a popular destination for locals and visitors to the area. We need your help to preserve our historic downtown, enhance its beauty for our residents, businesses, and visitors and create a healthy, safe and inclusive community.
Help keep our streets clean
Keep the area outside of your business clean every day:
- Wash down and sweep the sidewalk
- Maintain facade on all sides of your building clean & tidy
- Keep patios tidy and clear of drifting garbage
- pick up stray garbage on the sidewalk and parking spots
- clear out gas line area
- check alleyways for garbage
- tend to areas close to your location ie. flower beds
Be a part of ensuring that downtown is always looking its best, helping to attract more people to the core area to shop and live, to protect the investment the City has made to the infrastructure and surface renewal, and to provide Kingstonians and visitors with a better experience.
Partnership program details:
- City by-law officer dedicated to the downtown core
- Street sweeping machines
- Twice-monthly sidewalk and street pressure washes
- Year-round Street Crew (cleaning stray garbage, garbage receptacles, weeding etc)
- Summer student Street Crew (events and other jobs)
- TerraCycle cigarette butt recycling program with the City of Kingston
Who do I call?
It can be distressing for everyone involved when a situation arises at your place of business that is outside of your control or comfort level. It can be even more worrisome when employees are involved. Good news! We have been working with the City of Kingston, Kingston Police Services, and a number of social service agencies to build a support network for the downtown business community so that when you need help, you know where to get it.
BIA Street Crew
Clean streets reflect pride of ownership in our downtown. Our Street Crew works seven days a week collecting stray garbage and keeping receptacles clean.
Making Safe Spaces in Downtown Kingston
Downtown Kingston is a medium-sized urban centre and, as a result, crime happens. Help make our streets safe for our residents, visitors and employees.
Garbage & Recycling
As a commercial business operating within the Downtown Kingston BIA boundaries, there are limited garbage and recycling management resources.