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July 17, 2013
City of Toronto waives fees for disposal bin permits to assist residents after major storm
  
The City of Toronto is waiving permit fees for the placement of private disposal bins within the public right of way to assist with clean up after the recent flooding incidents.

The permits, which usually cost $49.89 a day, will be offered to residents free of charge from July 17 to 31 only. Pending approval of the application, disposal bins will be allowed to be placed within the public right of way.

"The aftermath of this storm has been very challenging for many Toronto residents. We are pleased to provide this financial relief to assist them during this difficult time," said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East), Chair of the City's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

Free permits will be offered under the following conditions:
- Applicants must live at the property and provide proof of residency
- Permits must be obtained and start no later than July 31
- Permits will be issued for no more than five days.

(Note: The bins themselves are not provided by the City. Bins can be rented from private disposal companies.)

To take advantage of this offer, residents can contact the following district offices:

West (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 17)
Phone 416-394-8428, fax 416-394-8942 or email ilunardi@toronto.ca

North (Wards 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33 and 34)
Phone 416-395-6303 or fax 416-395-7482

East (Wards 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and 44)
Phone 416-396-4245 or fax 416-395-7482

South (Wards 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32)
Phone 416-392-6593, fax 416-392-7465 or email soptey@toronto.ca

Residents can find out which ward they live in at http://app.toronto.ca/wards/jsp/wards.jsp.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Steve Johnston, Senior Communications Co-ordinator
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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