Item - 2015.PW3.13

Tracking Status

PW3.13 - The City's Recycling Program - Potential implications of any new agreements regarding liquor, wine and beer sales in Ontario

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 5, 6 and 7, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to report on the potential implications for the City of Toronto's recycling program of any new agreements regarding liquor, wine and beer sales in Ontario.

 

2. City Council further direct City staff to meet with the Provincial government to raise Council's concern that any changes not have negative consequences for the City's recycling program.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 7, 2015) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks on Potential implications of any new agreements regarding liquor, wine and beer sales in Ontario
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-78854.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 9, 2015) Letter from Letter from Emily J. Alfred addressed to Premier Kathleen Wynne (PW.New.PW3.13.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-05-2015 10:44 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PW3.13 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 42 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Chin Lee

PW3.13 - The City's Recycling Program - Potential implications of any new agreements regarding liquor, wine and beer sales in Ontario

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to report on the potential implications for the City of Toronto's recycling program of any new agreements regarding liquor, wine and beer sales in Ontario.

 

2. City Council further direct City staff to meet with the Provincial government to raise Council's concern that any changes not have negative consequences for the City's recycling program.

Origin

(April 7, 2015) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks

Summary

As the Province of Ontario appears to be moving towards the sale of liquor, wine and/beer in grocery stores, the impact of changes to the bottle return system on City of Toronto resources must be acknowledged.

 

In the first year of the implementation of the deposit return program for wine and spirit containers sold through the LCBO, a Staff Report to Public Works Committee, October 2008, the General Manager of Solid Waste, claims a reduction of approximately 10,000 tonnes of glass received in the City of Toronto’s recycling program in 2007 and an additional reduction of 13,000 tonnes of glass in 2008.

 

Any move away from deposit return system would presumably have the opposite impact and possibly would increase costs to the City.

 

According to the Stewardship Report 2013-14, the Beer Store’s recovery rate for refillable bottles is 99%.

 

It is important that any change to the sale of liquor, wine and beer, supports the continuity of a bottle return system.

Background Information

(April 7, 2015) Letter from Councillor Gord Perks on Potential implications of any new agreements regarding liquor, wine and beer sales in Ontario
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-78854.pdf

Communications

(April 9, 2015) Letter from Letter from Emily J. Alfred addressed to Premier Kathleen Wynne (PW.New.PW3.13.1)

Speakers

Emily J. Alfred, Waste Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That the recommendations in the communication (April 7, 2015) from Councillor Perks be replaced with the following:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Services, to report on the potential implications for the City of Toronto's recycling program of any new agreements regarding liquor, wine and beer sales in Ontario.

 

2.  City Council further direct city staff to meet with the Provincial government to raise Council's concern that any changes not have negative consequences for the City's recycling program.



Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council