Toronto to Buy Landfill for $220 Million

Date: December 20, 2006

Source: News Room

City of Toronto purchases Green Lane Landfill
Possession set for March 2007

The City of Toronto signed a purchase agreement late last night with Green Lane Landfill for $220 million. The City will take possession of the landfill in late March 2007.

The purchase provides the City with a reliable and environmentally sound landfill, giving the City options for short and long term waste disposal. With an aggressive diversion plan, the purchase provides Toronto with a disposal capacity of 13 million tonnes for a minimum of 15 years. The Green Lane Landfill has been in operation since 1978 and has received provincial approval for expansion and has passed the required environmental assessment.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Stuart Green
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Mayor

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