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The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston Recycles


    Beginning in April 2019, the City of Kingston shifted our recycling collection to Dual Stream Recycling, in which:

    Paper and Cardboard ONLY should be placed curbside every other week in a new blue tote with a yellow lid. 

    Glass, Plastic and Metal ONLY should be placed curbside every alternating week in your current blue tote. 

    Trash pickup will continue as normal. 

    In order to foster this transition, CASCADE, the City's Tote Vendor, delivered a new additional blue recycling tote, with a yellow lid, for recycling of PAPER and CARDBOARD ONLY in the end of March 2019.

    Additionally, the City Public Works Department switched your existing black lid that is affixed onto your current blue recycling tote, with a new blue lid, and this tote is now used for recycling Glass, Plastic, and Metal ONLY

    Each residence received, via the US Postal Service mail, a mailer Recycling Flyer, which we encourage you to put up on your fridge for easy access. This shows all materials to be recycled, and in which locations. Additionally, to assist in the transition, the new lids all have labels affixed to the lids which show exactly which items to recycle in which bins. 

    Please also find the same mailer information, below. Also, please find the current recycling calendar.

    GENERAL INFO about Dual Stream Transition

    What: City of Kingston transitioned from Single Stream (all in one bin) recycling to Dual Stream (separate paper from bottles, cans, jars) recycling.

    When: March/April 2019

    Who: All current City of Kingston customers who receive City curbside waste collection.

    Why: Due to a mandate from the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, our disposal site, based on tighter restrictions and changing demands of recycled materials.

    More Info or Questions: Please feel free to contact recycling@kingston-ny.gov or DPW Dispatch at 845-338-2114. 

    Descargar "Como Reciclar en Kingston" (en Espanol) aqui



    En Espanol

    Watch the Recycling Transition Informational Meeting with specifics on what can be recycled and what cannot be recycled. 




    updated 2/14/20