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article imageToronto City Council to vote on privatizing garbage collection

By KJ Mullins     Oct 24, 2011 in Politics
Toronto - Starting next year private garbage collection could begin in Toronto from Yonge Street to Humber River if City Hall approves a privatization proposal today.
One of those in favor of the move to go private is Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday. He has said that private garbage collection in Etobicoke is proof that privatization works.
If the proposal wins the city is reported to save $78 million over the next seven years.
Green For Life, a Pickering company, could win one of their largest contracts depending on how City Hall in Toronto votes today. The company is actively hiring many positions including drivers and labourers.
Councilors, including Councillor Mike Layton asked the committee if GLF would be able to work load if they won the bid. An audit was not done if this would be the case.
City workers currently picks up trash twice a week, kitchen waste once a week and recycling once every two weeks.
The vote will take place after their lunch break.
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