Item - 2013.PW24.3

Tracking Status

PW24.3 - Long Term Waste Management Strategy - Terms of Reference

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the Terms of Reference for Long Term Waste Management Strategy outlined in the report (June 4, 2013) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, by:

 

a.         adding the following under the heading "Key Deliverables":

 

-           A detailed review of the potential impact of the Province’s proposed Waste Reduction Act and Strategy on the City’s waste management system, including the diversion rate and landfill disposal rate over the next 10 to 20 years.

 

-           The development of a new Waste Reduction and Diversion Plan for 2016 to 2026 with new targets and strategies.

 

b.         amending the introductory paragraph under the heading “Scope” to read as follows:

 

"In developing the Long Term Waste Management Strategy, Solid Waste Management Services staff and a consultant who will be hired to assist with the Strategy will undertake a review of all potential options for the diversion, disposal and energy recovery of Toronto’s waste for the next 30 to 50 years, beginning with options to reduce waste going to disposal."; and

 

c.         replacing the section headed “A comprehensive review of any new and emerging source separation techniques” with the following:

 

“A comprehensive review of waste diversion techniques and practices

 

This includes a review of:

 

-            existing as well as “new and emerging” diversion techniques and technologies;

-            best practices and emerging public education and engagement techniques to increase public participation in  waste reduction and diversion actions;

             options to increase waste reduction and diversion through waste fees and waste by-law enforcement;

-            options to include all waste customers in Toronto in waste reduction and diversion activities, including non-residential customers, City ABCDs, and schools; and

-            options to engage other users of City landfill.

 

2.         City Council adopt the Terms of Reference as outlined in the report (June 4, 2013) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and as amended in Part 1 above, and authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to proceed with a Request for Proposals for a consultant to assist with the development of the Long Term Waste Management Strategy and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee with the recommended consultant, before awarding the contract.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee with updates on development of the Long Term Waste Management Strategy at key milestones, and that the resultant final draft Long Term Waste Management Strategy be submitted to City Council for approval.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 4, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, on Long Term Waste Management Strategy - Terms of Reference
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-59164.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 19, 2013) E-mail from Karen Buck, President, Citizens for a Safe Environment (PW.New.PW24.3.1)
(June 19, 2013) Letter from Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 8 - York West (PW.New.PW24.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/comm/communicationfile-38625.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council amend Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Recommendation 2 by adding the following words at the end of the recommendation "and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee with the recommended consultant, before awarding the contract." so that the recommendation now reads:

 

2.         City Council adopt the Terms of Reference as outlined in the report (June 4, 2013) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and as amended in Recommendation 1 above, and authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to proceed with a Request for Proposals for a consultant to assist with the development of the Long Term Waste Management Strategy and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee with the recommended consultant, before awarding the contract.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-18-2013 10:07 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW24.3 - Davis - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Norman Kelly, Ron Moeser
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-18-2013 10:08 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW24.3 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Ron Moeser
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

PW24.3 - Long Term Waste Management Strategy - Terms of Reference

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Terms of Reference for Long Term Waste Management Strategy outlined in the report (June 4, 2013) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, by:

 

a.         adding the following under the heading "Key Deliverables":

 

-           A detailed review of the potential impact of the Province’s proposed Waste Reduction Act and Strategy on the City’s waste management system, including the diversion rate and landfill disposal rate over the next 10 to 20 years

 

-           The development of a new Waste Reduction and Diversion Plan for 2016 to 2026 with new targets and strategies.

 

b.         amending the introductory paragraph under the heading “Scope” to read as follows:

 

"In developing the Long Term Waste Management Strategy, Solid Waste Management Services staff and a consultant who will be hired to assist with the Strategy will undertake a review of all potential options for the diversion, disposal and energy recovery of Toronto’s waste for the next 30 to 50 years, beginning with options to reduce waste going to disposal."

 

c.         replacing the section headed “A comprehensive review of any new and emerging source separation techniques” with the following:

 

“A comprehensive review of waste diversion techniques and practices

 

This includes a review of:

 

-           existing as well as “new and emerging” diversion techniques and technologies;

-           best practices and emerging public education and engagement techniques to increase public participation in  waste reduction and diversion actions;

            options to increase waste reduction and diversion through waste fees and waste bylaw enforcement;

-           options to include all waste customers in Toronto in waste reduction and diversion activities, including non-residential customers, City ABCDs, and schools; and

-           options to engage other users of City landfill.

 

2.         City Council adopt the Terms of Reference as outlined in the report (June 4, 2013) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and as amended in Recommendation 1 above, and authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to proceed with a Request for Proposals for a consultant to assist with the development of the Long Term Waste Management Strategy.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee with updates on development of the Long Term Waste Management Strategy at key milestones, and that the resultant final draft Long Term Waste Management Strategy be submitted to City Council for approval.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee referred the letter (June 19, 2013) from Councillor Anthony Perruzza on a strategy for the reduction, reuse and recycling of single-use hot and cold drink cups to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, for consideration as part of the Long Term Waste Management Strategy.

Origin

(June 4, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services

Summary

This report is in response to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee’s request for a follow up report on the proposed terms of reference and process for the development of a Long Term Waste Management Strategy.  The report provides a summary of the proposed statement of work, guiding principles, scope, key deliverables, public consultation, costs, and timelines of the study. 

 

Solid Waste Management Services staff will develop the Long Term Waste Management Strategy, in consultation with members of the public and community stakeholders.  Solid Waste Management Services staff will issue a Request for Proposals for a consultant to assist with the preparation of the Strategy.

Background Information

(June 4, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, on Long Term Waste Management Strategy - Terms of Reference
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-59164.pdf

Communications

(June 19, 2013) E-mail from Karen Buck, President, Citizens for a Safe Environment (PW.New.PW24.3.1)
(June 19, 2013) Letter from Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 8 - York West (PW.New.PW24.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pw/comm/communicationfile-38625.pdf

Speakers

Rod Muir, Sierra Club Canada and Waste Diversion Toronto
Emily J. Alfred, Waste Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance
Councillor Mary-Margaret Mahon
Councillor Adam Vaughan
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Amended)

 City Council amend the Terms of Reference for Long Term Waste Management Strategy by:

 

1.          adding the following under the heading "Key Deliverables":

 

-         A detailed review of the potential impact of the Province’s proposed Waste Reduction Act and Strategy on the City’s waste management system, including the diversion rate and landfill disposal rate over the next 10 to 20 years

                                                                                                                                                             

 -         The development of a new Waste Reduction and Diversion Plan for 2016 to 2026 with new targets and strategies.

 

2.         amending the introductory paragraph under the heading “Scope” by deleting the words “management of", adding the words “diversion and disposal” and “beginning with options to reduce waste going to disposal”, so that the paragraph reads as follows:

 

"In developing the Long Term Waste Management Strategy, Solid Waste Management Services staff and a consultant who will be hired to assist with the Strategy will undertake a review of all potential options for the diversion and disposal of Toronto’s waste for the next 30 to 50 years, beginning with options to reduce waste going to disposal."

 

3.          replacing the section headed “A comprehensive review of any new and emerging source separation techniques” with the following:

 

“A comprehensive review of waste diversion techniques and practices

 

This includes a review of:

-         existing as well as “new and emerging” diversion techniques and technologies;

-         best practices and emerging public education and engagement techniques to increase public participation in waste reduction and diversion actions

-         options to increase waste reduction and diversion through waste fees and waste bylaw enforcement

-         options to include all waste customers in Toronto in waste reduction and diversion activities, including non-residential customers, City ABCDs, and schools

-         options to engage other users of City landfill and transfer sites in waste reduction and diversion activities.”


2 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

That Part 2 of Motion 1 by Councillor Davis be amended by adding to the introductory paragraph the words "energy recovery" after the words "diversion and disposal", so that the phrase reads "diversion, disposal and energy recovery".


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

4 - Motion to Re-open Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That the Public Works and Infrastructure re-open the item to consider the letter (June 19, 2013) from Councillor Anthony Perruzza on a strategy for the reduction, reuse and recycling of single-use hot and cold drink cups.


5 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That the letter (June 19, 2013) from Councillor Anthony Perruzza on a strategy for the reduction, reuse and recycling of single-use hot and cold drink cups be referred to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, for consideration as part of the Long Term Waste Management Strategy.


6 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council