< Browse more articles


The article entitled, “Tory’s open competition proposal latest casualty of ‘post-truth’ era,” has been taken down from the OWMA’s blog.

Although the article was not intended in any way to criticize Mayor John Tory or the City of Toronto, the tone in the introduction was wrong. We offer an unreserved apology for this.

The article was meant to highlight our association’s concerns with the Toronto Environmental Alliance’s recent report that attempted to draw links between private-sector waste collection and low diversion rates. These assertions are untrue. Jurisdictions across Ontario and the country that rely on competitive contracting have high waste diversion rates.

We respect the leadership role the City of Toronto is playing in our sector, and we regret any inconvenience this article may have caused.