Private trash collection gets good reviews in new poll
The glitches, kinks and hiccups of Week One were well-documented.
Some residents complained of Green for Life garbage trucks driving down streets and alleys at all hours of the night and the friction between City Hall and the contractor over how long it should take to get new workers up to speed.
In spite of those problems it seems the new, outsourced trash pick-up west of Yonge Street isn't such a pain, after all.
A new poll from Forum Research says nearly half -- 48 percent -- of Torontonians asked are very satisfied with the city's new privatised garbage pick-up.
The happiest are high-income earners who live in the suburbs, especially in Etobicoke, where union workers were forced out years ago.
Satisfied customers become fewer and father between as you head into downtown and men seem to be much happier with privatised service.
57 percent of guys approved, compared to just 40 percent of women.
You're also more likely to approve of the outsourced garbage workers if you vote Conservative.
Roughly 3-quarters of Tory supporters said they're "very happy" with the change.
NDP voters are not as thrilled. Less than a quarter said they're happy with the outsourced service.
Support for the change doesn't necessarily translate into more support for the man who championed the cause.
Results show mayor Rob Ford's 41-percent approval rating is about where it sat last year.