City of Toronto Accepts GFL Environmental’s Bid for Waste & Recycling Collection
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2011) - GFL Environmental Corporation is honoured that its cost-effective tender for residential waste collection has been approved today in a vote at Toronto City Council.
GFL looks forward to providing exceptional value and service to residents in the West End of Toronto, just as it has in municipalities across Ontario including Hamilton and Durham.
GFL submitted the lowest bid in Toronto's tendering process, a testament to the company's proven record as an efficient operator, its cost efficiencies realized from its existing Toronto infrastructure of three facilities and the efforts of its dedicated workforce.
"While some have questioned how GFL can deliver $78 million in savings to Toronto while providing residents with waste collection service as good as or better than they currently have, the fact is that we carried out extensive research prior to submitting our bid," said Patrick Dovigi, President and CEO of GFL Environmental.
"The research we conducted prior to submitting our tender offer included analyzing the process of how the City collects waste, right down to observing the routes and operations that trucks use when on the streets," said Dovigi. "The cost savings GFL has identified and efficiencies we bring to waste collection will result in service levels as good as or better than what people currently enjoy, at a lower cost to the City of Toronto."
About GFL Environmental Corporation. Headquartered in Pickering, Ontario, GFL Environmental Corporation is a leading environmental services company with extensive transportation and collection networks. These networks are integrated with its disposal and processing facilities capable of managing solid and liquid non-hazardous wastes, recyclables and contaminated soil for its clients across four Canadian provinces. Patrick Dovigi founded the Company through the initial purchase of a small solid waste management company in Pickering, Ontario. GFL currently serves more than 400,000 residences and 8,000 businesses in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. The Company operates from 23 locations including four hauling companies, six solid waste transfer stations, nine liquid waste storage and treatment facilities and two soil treatment facilities. For more information, visit www.gflenv.com.
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