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Toronto Cracks Down on Waste Contamination at Multifamily Properties

In 2016, bylaw enforcement officers issued 15 times as many tickets for waste contamination at multifamily properties than the previous three years combined.

In 2016, bylaw enforcement officers issued 15 times as many tickets for waste contamination at multifamily properties than the previous three years combined. And now, in an effort to reduce contamination, the City of Toronto is cracking down on bylaw infractions concerning the comingling of garbage and recycling bins at multifamily properties.

REMI Network has more details:

The City of Toronto is cracking down on bylaw infractions concerning the co-mingling of garbage and recycling in bins put out for municipal pick-up at multi-residential properties. Last year, bylaw enforcement officers issued 15 times as many tickets for waste contamination at residential properties that receive municipal pick-up as were issued in the three previous years combined.

Jim McKay, general manager of Solid Waste Management Services, said that some of the increase could be attributed to a new initiative aimed at tackling waste contamination at multi-residential properties across the city. He said Municipal Licensing and Standards, the division responsible for bylaw enforcement, set up a multi-residential team, which is working with leads from his division on the initiative.

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