With more than $250 million in business up for grabs, nearly 100 bidders packed a recent meeting regarding the provision of compost processing for the City of Toronto and the Regions of Durham and York. (Peel Region, which represents about 60,000 tonnes/year, was also orginally involved but has dropped out for unknown reasons).
The city and the regions joined together to issue an RFP for 260,000 tonnes per year for a period of 10 or 15 years beginning in September 2005.
The muncipalities intend to award multiple contracts with no one proponent receiving more than 100,000 tons per year. The program is part of Toronto and the GTA’s aggressive efforts to divert all waste from landfill within the decade.
[With files from Rod Muir.]
Learn more about Toronto’s waste diversion Task Force 2010 at http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/taskforce2010/2010_report.htm