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is an index of the information available about the City of Toronto's
current waste management planning activities.Updated on February
On October 2,
1998, City Council directed staff to engage the solid waste management
marketplace to secure long term disposal capacity and to examine
waste diversion options. New and emerging technologies are part
of this process. The private sector was invited to submit proposals
in one or more of the following categories: Category 1 - Proven
Disposal, Category 2 - Proven Diversion, Category 3 - New and Emerging
Technologies. Toronto is also considering partnership offers that
may come from the private sector.
formerly named the Solid Waste Management Marketplace Engagement
Program ("SWM-MEP"), was renamed "Toronto’s Integrated Solid
Waste Resource Management (TIRM) Process" by City Council at
their April, 1999 meeting. City Council also adopted a new mission
statement to guide the process:
"The City of Toronto’s
Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management Process will be designed
to be flexible enough to incorporate new, environmentally sustainable
technologies that will move the city towards the ultimate goal of
"zero waste." That is, a strategy based on maximizing diversion."
(Reference: Toronto City Council Meeting; April 13-15, 1999)
The TIRM Process
will build on the work done in 1997-98 under the Solid Waste Environmental
Assessment for long term Disposal (SWEAD).
One of the differences between these two planning approaches is
that TIRM is not being carried out as a formal Environmental Assessment
process. Environmental principals, however, will still be a key
element evaluating proposals.
5 Stages of TIRM
Toronto's Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management Process - TIRM
will be carried out in 5 stages:
- Stage 1 - Planning
- Stage 2 - Request
for Expressions of Interest (REOI)
- Stage 3 - Request
for Proposals (RFP)
- Stage 4 - Due
diligence and contract negotiations
- Stage 5 - Award
1 – Planning Document
On December 2,
1998 the Stage One (Draft) Planning Document was released for public,
industry and government agency review. This 90-page document provides
a draft "roadmap" for Toronto to attain new disposal capacity, new
diversion opportunities and evaluate new and emerging technologies.
You can download a copy of this document here.
An extensive round
of stakeholder consultation was held after the release of the Stage
One (Draft) Planning Document on October 2, 1999. The goal of this
consultation effort was "to provide for an open, accessible,
traceable, and flexible means of information exchange between the
City of Toronto project team and all interested stakeholders."
involved six meetings, held at Metro Hall, four newsletters, development
of a web page on the City site, invitation of comments through letters,
e-mails, faxes and telephone conversations.
meetings were held:
It should be noted
that all meetings were open to all stakeholders. Meetings were held
at various times throughout the day to accommodate schedules of
different target groups. The target groups shown in brackets denote
mainly who attended a particular meeting.
were kept of all meetings. The notes document the issues and concerns
raised. By clicking on the meeting dates, you can view a list of
attendees and the issues that were raised.
along with those forwarded through letters and telephone conversations
have been combined into an issues-response matrix. This format will
allow stakeholders to trace the impact which their comments have
had on this planning process.
1 - Submissions to Works and Utilities Committee and City Council
On March 24, 1999,
four reports were submitted to the City’s Works and Utilities Committee.
These reports document:
- Results of the Consultation
- Greater Toronto
Area Memorandum of Understanding
- Prohibition Against
- Request for Expressions
2 - Request for Expressions of Interest
The TIRM Request
for Expressions of Interest was issued on April 26, 1999 and closed
on May 31, 1999 at noon. Staff reviewed submissions during the month
of June and reported on the qualified respondents to the Works Committee
on July 14, 1999. You can look at staff’s recommendations in the
staff report, dated July 5, 1999 titled "Toronto’s
Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management Process Request for Expressions
of Interest – Results of Application of Evaluation Criteria".
Tell us what
Now that this report has been received by Committee, Works
staff are inviting you to comments on how proposals submitted in
Stage 3 – Request for Proposals will be evaluated. Stakeholder consultation
will take place between July 14 and August 27, 1999. Provide your
input. Download a copy of the consultation package today!
3 - Request for ProposalsOn
September 8, 1999 four reports were submitted to the city's Works
Committee. These reports document:
Disposal Request for
The Disposal RFP was issued
to the seven qualified respondents on October 5, 1999. A copy of
this document is available for reference purposes at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (Yonge Bloor).
Meeting on Diversion
Stakeholders were invited
to participate at a Diversion Consultation Meeting held at Toronto City Hall
on September 9, 1999. The notes documenting the issues that were
raised at the meeting can be viewed by clicking on the meeting date.
The input from this session is being considered in the preparation
of the Category 1 - Diversion Request for Proposal document.
Diversion Request for
On November 3, 1999 the
City of Toronto Works Committee considered the following report:
Request for Proposals for Proven Diversion
Services. A draft copy of the Diversion Request for Proposals
document is available for reference purposes at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (Yonge Bloor).
February 24, 2000 agenda
February 24, 2000 the Works Committee considered the following three
addition to the above three reports, the Works Committee requested
that staff report directly to Council at its February 29, March 1
and 2, 2000 meeting to provide responses to information requested.
The following report was
TIRM Process - Identification of Top-Qualified
Proposals for Proven Disposal Capacity Supplementary Report
Works Committee Meeting
- March 22, 2000
The following three reports
were considered by the Works Committee
Special Works Committee Meeting - April 25, 2000
The following reports on diversion and the CUPE waste management
plan were considered at the April 25th meeting:
Meeting on Diversion - May 3, 2000
The purpose of this meeting was to provide stakeholders with an
update on the Diversion Category of the TIRM Process.
Committee Meeting - June 14, 2000
following two reports have been submitted to the Works Committee
for information purposes:
- Disposal and Diversion Tonnage Projections.
Process - Top Qualified Proposals for Proven Disposal Capacity -
Due Diligence Reviews.
Meeting of Works Committee and Policy and Finance Committee - June
22 and June 23, 2000
A Special Joint
Meeting of Toronto City Council's Works Committee and Policy and
Finance Committee was held on June 22 and June 23, 2000 to consider
the attached staff report in connection with a proposed award of
contract(s) in the proven disposal category:
Meeting of Works Committee and Policy and Finance Committee - July
Staff submitted the following reports:
Document - July 21 This
document lists the decisions and motions that resulted from the
Joint Works Committee and Policy and Finance Committee meeting held
on July 21, 2000.
City Council Meeting - August 1/2/3, 2000 - Disposal Category
Committee Meeting - September 13, 2000
The following three reports relating to the TIRM Process will be
Decision Document - September
This document lists the
decisions and motions relating to the TIRM Process that resulted
from the Works Committee meeting held on September 13, 2000.
Waste Disposal Contracts Negotiated for Council Approval
Toronto Integrated Solid
Waste Resource Management ("TIRM") Process Category 2, Proven Disposal
Capacity Response to Requests for Information" Report (pdf)
City Council - October 3,
report (PDF 46kb), dated October 3,
2000, provides responses to information requests about the contract
proposals from Republic Services Canada Inc. ("Republic") and
Rail Cycle North Ltd. ("RCN"). It also provide responses to some
questions raised by deputants who have appeared before Works Committee.
Media Relations - October
following two news releases provide information on the Solid Waste
Management decisions made by City Council between the period of
October 3 - October 12, 2000.
Council Meeting - October
3,4,5,6,10,11,12, 2000 Decision Document
document lists the decisions and amendments made to reports on the
TIRM Process and the 3Rs Implementation Plan at the October 2000
October 20, 2000 Letter
to Council - Re: No Agreement with Rail Cycle North Consortium
Media Relations - October
City of Toronto Signs
Republic Waste Disposal Contract
The Republic contract has a term of five years, beginning January
1, 2001, but contains renewals terms for up to 20 years. This contract
provides the City with disposal capacity for both its private sector
waste and municipal waste. Disposal will occur at an initial rate
of 300,000 tonnes of solid waste per year for two years, at a cost
of $50.75 per tonne. After 2002, a minimum of 100,000 tonnes per
year of private sector waste will be managed by Republic.
View the news
release for details on the contract with Republic Services Canada
Copy of Contract with Republic and with Superior (formerly BFI)
The two contracts are available, for reference purposes, at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (Yonge & Bloor).
Works Committee Meeting
- January 10, 2001
following three information reports relating to the TIRM Process
will be considered:
Historical information about
the Solid Waste Environmental Assessment for long-term Disposal
(SWEAD) is also available.
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