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Toronto chooses Adam's Mine

On August I, Toronto City Council authorized staff to negotiate a final a contract with the Rail*Cycle*North consortium to dispose the city's garbage in the Adam's Mine near the town of Kirkland Lake....


On August I, Toronto City Council authorized staff to negotiate a final a contract with the Rail*Cycle*North consortium to dispose the city’s garbage in the Adam’s Mine near the town of Kirkland Lake. Toronto’s annual 900,000 tonnes of post-3Rs municipal garbage (and a further 400,000 tonnes of waste generated in the surrounding regions of Peel, York and Durham) will be rail-hauled 600 kilometers north to the site. A further 500,000 tonnes of IC&I waste will be sent to the Republic Service landfill in Michigan. According to General Manager of Solid Waste Management Angelos Bacopoulos, the Adam’s Mine shipments will begin in January 2002 immediately after the closure of the city’s Keele Valley landfill, but the IC&I garbage may be sent to Michigan as early as January 2001. The 20-year contract allows the garbage sent north by the city to be reduced from recycling, composting and other waste diversion efforts or from the implementation of new waste reduction technologies. (See articles, pgs 4, 24)

Contact Angelos Bacopoulos at 416-392-8301


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