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Green For Life was deemed ineligible to bid, based on their driving safety record.
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It looks like trouble for the private company that picks up most of Toronto's trash.

Green For Life has been deemed ineligible to renew its contract in Etobicoke, because of a downgrade in their driving record.

The company's record was dropped in April from satisfactory to conditional.

According to the Chair of the Public Works Committee, City Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, GFL was not allowed to submit a bid due to the safety downgrade.  The councillor called the move "unfortunate" given the majority of the issues experienced by the company were the result of the first couple of months of the contract.  Minnan-Wong said it was normal for a new company to experience issues when it is just getting to know the routes.

Minnan-Wong admits the contract cost has gone up by about $900,000, but says it's still worth it to deal with a private company to service this area.

The contract for Division 1, is worth $88-million.

This move does not affect the seven year contract Green For Life holds for division two, in an area west of Yonge to the Humber River.

The contract still needs to go to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee before it heads to City Council for final approval.

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It looks like trouble for the private company that picks up most of Toronto's trash.

Green For Life has been deemed ineligible to renew its contract in Etobicoke, because of a downgrade in their driving record.

The company's record was dropped in April from satisfactory to conditional.

According to the Chair of the Public Works Committee, City Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, GFL was not allowed to submit a bid due to the safety downgrade.  The councillor called the move "unfortunate" given the majority of the issues experienced by the company were the result of the first couple of months of the contract.  Minnan-Wong said it was normal for a new company to experience issues when it is just getting to know the routes.

Minnan-Wong admits the contract cost has gone up by about $900,000, but says it's still worth it to deal with a private company to service this area.

The contract for Division 1, is worth $88-million.

This move does not affect the seven year contract Green For Life holds for division two, in an area west of Yonge to the Humber River.

The contract still needs to go to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee before it heads to City Council for final approval.

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