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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

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.

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