City of Toronto  

Living in TorontoDoing businessVisiting TorontoAccessing City Hall
 
All news releases
Last 30 days
By month
Search
   
Newsroom
   
Archived news release by year
  2013
  2012 - 2011 - 2010
  2009 - 2008 - 2007
  2006 - 2005 - 2004
  2003 - 2002 - 2001
  2000 - 1999 - 1998
   
RSS identifier linked to feed RSS
   
   
 
December 3, 2001
Ratification of new waste collection schedule a good first step
  
Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman has called the ratification of a four-day, 10-hour
work schedule for waste collection by the Canadian Union of Employees (CUPE)
Local 416 a good first step in the City's on-going review of new ways to
provide low cost and efficient services.

Mayor Lastman described the cooperation with the union in the negotiation of
the new schedule as an example of many opportunities the City and the union can
explore jointly to ensure City residents and businesses continue to enjoy
quality services at the best possible price.

"This is good news," said Mayor Mel Lastman. "We still have a lot of work to do
with our unions. We are eager to work with them to find better ways to deliver
services."

The new arrangement will make waste collection more consistent and reduces the
number of different collection schedules. The new schedule also permits the
consideration of a source separated organics program as recommended by the
Waste Diversion Task Force 2010.


Media Contact
Access Toronto
416-338-0338

 

 

Toronto maps | Get involved | Toronto links
© City of Toronto 1998-2019