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Toronto exceeds 2003 waste diversion goal (March 01, 2004)

The City of Toronto's waste reduction and diversion results for 2003 weighed in at 32 percent, made possible by a comprehensive recycling, composting and new technology plan that is among the most pro...


The City of Toronto’s waste reduction and diversion results for 2003 weighed in at 32 percent, made possible by a comprehensive recycling, composting and new technology plan that is among the most progressive in North America, city staff and politicians say.

“We set an aggressive goal for 2003, and we exceeded it,” says Councillor Jane Pitfield, Chair, City of Toronto Works Committee. “The numbers give us a running start on our next milestone, which is even more aggressive: we’ve committed to 60 percent diversion from landfill by 2006 and our vision is to achieve 100 percent by 2010.”

Contact Geoff Rathbone, director of policy and planning, Works and Emergency Services, 416-392-4715.


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