The city of Toronto, Canada, has a new hauler to take the
estimated 1 million tons each year of trash to landfills in the state of Michigan.
Toronto’s solid waste department is close to inking a deal
with Republic Services to haul the trash, according to the Globe & Mail.
The former hauler, Wilson Logistics, was supposed to have
the contract until 2020, but the company will opt out on March 31 citing
factors of cost, wait times at the border and hours-of-service issues, the Globe & Mail reported.
Toronto will pay Republic Services $4.2 million per year
more than the Wilson contract.
Republic Services is a U.S. waste-management company that
owns the Carleton Farms landfill where most of the imported trash is already
Contingencies are built into the contract in case Michigan shuts the door on Toronto trash, according to the reports.
Michigan lawmakers, mainly Democrats, have introduced bills
in the past to limit or halt imported trash, but so far the bills have not