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Poll shows city/suburb split on landfill and incineration

A COMPAS poll conducted for the National Post newspaper and Global News suggests that 59 per cent of people living ...


A COMPAS poll conducted for the National Post newspaper and Global News suggests that 59 per cent of people living in Toronto favor finding a landfill within Ontario, compared with 36 per cent who believe garbage should be incinerated. Opinion is evenly divided in the suburbs, with burying and burning trash each selected by 46 per cent of respondents. It’s likely that urbanites are less enthusiastic about incineration because they visualize a thermal waste treatment plant located near where they live (most likely on the waterfront), whereas suburban residents might not make that assumption. The poll found that people who oppose incineration are more fervent than those who favor it; 70 per cent of those who favor landfill would pay and additional $50 each year to fund a new landfill facility in place of an incinerator.


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