Torontoist has just heard on CBC that the Ontario and
Michigan governments two Michigan senators have brokered a deal that will see Toronto stop shipping garbage to Michigan in four years. The amount of garbage shipped south of the border will be cut by 20% this year and every year following. We’ll keep you updated on this story.
The deal will force Toronto to look at options like incineration and shipping it to other places, as well as redoubling our efforts at diversion. A four year decrease allows the city some breathing room to find viable alternatives.
Update: Here’s the story from 680 News and AM640
Update: The Star/CP has their story here. Queen’s Park has come out and said that the city can’t use Adams Mine as a new dump. Thank goodness, no one wants to see that debate rehashed at council.