The City of Toronto Works Committee accepted a staff report to continue negotiations with five private sector proponents for the disposal of up to two million tonnes of garbage a year. Rail Cycle North, a consortium that proposes to place Toronto’s garbage in the abandoned Adams Mine in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, was rated the highest of eight options under consideration. However, the individual rankings were not disclosed. (Members of the public expressed concern about the lack of information to support the rankings.) The other four proponents are: Green Lane Environmental, The Regional Municipality of Essex Windsor, Browning Ferris Industries and Republic Services of Canada.
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