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Stop Dumping in Our Backyards

It is Day 26 of the garbage strike in Toronto and Week 14 of the Garbage strike in Windsor, which means that Southern Ontario stinks!

In total there are now 22 temporary dump sites open in Toronto the latest suggestion being in the parking lot for the CNE grounds. Does that mean when I’m on the swings or eating my cotton candy at the Ex in a few weeks that in the background I’ll smell rotting waste?

Time to hire some private removal

Toronto instituted a compost program in December 2002 and boasts a mass reduction in its overall waste. But with the current garbage strike residents are being forced to either accumulate their organics or add it to regular trash and take it to a dump site.

Overall this means a lot of smelly garbage in these temporary dump sites. I think it is time for Toronto to hire a private company to clean up the mess (in the end they’ll have to hire someone private anyways to clean up the temporary dump sites because the city workers won’t do it since it is outside of their contract). Toronto residents pay enough in taxes and the city is saving millions not having to pay the workers right now.

My frustrations with the workers continues to mount (I’ve tweeted a few of them). On the weekend I received a disturbing flyer in the mail … more of this to come tomorrow.