Extra, Extra: Garbage, Garbage, and More Garbage
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Extra, Extra: Garbage, Garbage, and More Garbage

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A Green for Life garbage truck.

  • Today is the first day that Green for Life, a private contractor, is handling trash collection west of Yonge Street and east of Etobicoke. (It has already been operating in Etobicoke for a few months.) If you live in that part of the city, get used to the appearance of the lime-green truck in the photo above. It’s what your garbage-pickup vehicles are going to look like, probably at least until GFL’s contract comes up for review in seven years.
  • Until yesterday, the garbage-pickup work was done by members of the City’s outdoor workers union, CUPE Local 416. Now, those workers are using the garbage contractor’s first-day jitters to pull a crafty PR move: the union’s president announced today that his organization will be running its own hotline for complaints about GFL.
  • And remember all that brouhaha about new condos on Ossington Avenue? If you’re a concerned resident, Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina) is going to be leading a visioning study of the area. The first meeting is tomorrow night.

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