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Toronto Budget Calls for Steep Jump in Garbage Rates

Toronto Budget Calls for Steep Jump in Garbage Rates

Changes called for in the city budget may have some Toronto homeowners considering a switch to a smaller-size trash bin.

Mayor John Tory's budget tabled Tuesday — and subject to council approval in March — calls for a sharp increase in trash pickup rates.

The changes mean homeowners will pay more, with the steepest rate jump coming for those with the largest of the four available bin sizes.

For example, homeowners with the extra large bins (see chart above) will see their rates rise by $126 a year, from $217.21 to $343.60. That's nearly 60 per cent increase.

Homeowners who manage to get by with a small bin will see their annual rate rise by less than four dollars, from $6.72 to $10.63.

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