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February 2, 2001
Toronto biosolids going to Ontario landfill site
  
Effective today, biosolids produced at Toronto's Ashbridges Bay Sewage
Treatment Plant will be trucked by Azurix North America to the Green Lane
Landfill site, in Elgin County, Ontario as well as the City's contracted
landfill site with Republic Services in Michigan.

On January 31, 2001 City Council approved an amended agreement with Azurix to
haul biosolids to the landfill site in Michigan, as well as any certified
Ontario site, subject to the written approval of the Commissioner of Works and
Emergency Services.

Management of the Green Lane Landfill site in Elgin County has indicated it is
able to accept a maximum of one to two truckloads of biosolids a day. Green
Lane was one of the sites which passed the Due Diligence review under the
Toronto Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management ("TIRM") process and its
Certificate of Approval allows for the disposal of biosolids. The Commissioner
has granted approval to hauling the biosolids to the Green Lane site under City
Council authority.

Under the TIRM process, contracts were signed with Republic Services of Canada
Inc. and Wilson Logistics Inc. for the transportation and disposal of Toronto's
solid waste at the Carleton Farms Landfill in Michigan.


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