Item - 2021.IE21.5

Tracking Status

IE21.5 - Authority to Negotiate and Enter into Regional Waste Management Co-operation and Contingency Agreements

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 5 and 6, 2021, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, or their designate to negotiate and enter into agreements with Ontario municipalities (including their agencies, local boards and corporations), for the City's use of their waste services and their use of the City's waste services where feasible, excluding the use of Green Lane Landfill, at rates that, at a minimum, ensure full cost recovery for the City, and / or a reciprocal tonnage agreement, on other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, or their designate, to negotiate and enter into new residual disposal agreements and / or amending agreements with Ontario landfills to provide for contingency and operational re-direction capacity for terms not to exceed five (5) years, and on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor. 

 

3. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, or their designate, to negotiate residual disposal agreements with Ontario energy from waste facilities to provide for contingency and operational re-direction capacity for terms not to exceed five (5) years and City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to report back to City Council prior to entering into any agreements with energy from waste facilities with the following information:

 

a. the facility's location, age, technology used and environmental compliance approval reporting requirements;

 

b. a comparison of the facilities performance and permitted emissions against the highest international standards (European Union emission standards or World Health Organization recommended standards);

 

c. any information on how the facility has been meeting or exceeding their environmental compliance approval requirements;

 

d. reported emission data for the last five years from all monitors (required and voluntary);

 

e. ash analysis and reporting; and

 

f. any considerations as it relates to meeting the City's TransformTO climate actions and greenhouse gas targets, including a detailed greenhouse gas analysis of the impact of the different facilities, using scope 3 emission analysis and including all additional processing (e.g. trucking ash to landfill).

Background Information (Committee)

(April 9, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on Authority to Negotiate and Enter into Regional Waste Management Co-operation and Contingency Agreements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-165683.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 27, 2021) Submission from Linda Gasser (IE.Supp)
(April 27, 2021) Letter from Karen Wirsig, Plastics Program Manager, Environmental Defence (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-131127.pdf
(April 27, 2021) Letter from Emily J. Alfred, Toronto Environmental Alliance (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-131146.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(May 4, 2021) Letter from June Gallagher, Municipal Clerk, Municipality of Clarington (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-131346.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 3:

 

3. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, or their designate, to negotiate residual disposal agreements with Ontario energy from waste facilities to provide for contingency and operational re-direction capacity for terms not to exceed five (5) years and City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to report back to City Council prior to entering into any agreements with energy from waste facilities with the following information:

 

a. the facility's location, age, technology used and environmental compliance approval reporting requirements;

 

b. a comparison of the facilities performance and permitted emissions against the highest international standards (European Union emission standards or World Health Organization recommended standards);

 

c. any information on how the facility has been meeting or exceeding their environmental compliance approval requirements;

 

d. reported emission data for the last five years from all monitors (required and voluntary);

 

e. ash analysis and reporting; and

 

f. any considerations as it relates to meeting the City's TransformTO climate actions and greenhouse gas targets, including a detailed greenhouse gas analysis of the impact of the different facilities, using scope 3 emission analysis and including all additional processing (e.g. trucking ash to landfill).

Vote (Adopt Item) May-05-2021 4:51 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE21.5 - Adopt Infrastructure and Environment Committee Recommendation 3
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Mike Layton, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the Item.

IE21.5 - Authority to Negotiate and Enter into Regional Waste Management Co-operation and Contingency Agreements

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, or their designate to negotiate and enter into agreements with Ontario municipalities (including their agencies, local boards and corporations), for the City's use of their waste services and their use of the City's waste services where feasible, excluding the use of Green Lane Landfill, at rates that, at a minimum, ensure full cost recovery for the City, and / or a reciprocal tonnage agreement, on other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, or their designate, to negotiate and enter into new residual disposal agreements and / or amending agreements with Ontario landfills to provide for contingency and operational re-direction capacity for terms not to exceed five (5) years, and on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor. 

 

3. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, or their designate, to negotiate residual disposal agreements with Ontario energy from waste facilities to provide for contingency and operational re-direction capacity for terms not to exceed five (5) years and City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to report back to City Council prior to entering into any agreements with energy from waste facilities with the following information:

 

a. the facility's location, age, technology used and environmental compliance approval reporting requirements;

 

b. a comparison of the facilities performance and permitted emissions against the highest international standards (European Union emission standards or World Health Organization recommended standards);

 

c. any information on how the facility has been meeting or exceeding their environmental compliance approval requirements;

 

d. reported emission data for the last five years from all monitors (required and voluntary);

 

e. ash analysis and reporting; and

 

f. any considerations as it relates to meeting the City's TransformTO climate actions and greenhouse gas targets, including a detailed greenhouse gas analysis of the impact of the different facilities, using scope 3 emission analysis and including all additional processing (e.g. trucking ash to landfill).

Origin

(April 9, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services

Summary

This report seeks the delegated authority for Solid Waste Management Services to negotiate and enter into agreements with Ontario municipalities for emergency and non-emergency use of the City's waste services, where feasible, excluding the use of Green Lane Landfill. This report also seeks the authority for Solid Waste Management Services to negotiate and enter into residual disposal agreements with Ontario landfills and energy from waste facilities for contingency and operational re-direction capacity.

Background Information

(April 9, 2021) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services on Authority to Negotiate and Enter into Regional Waste Management Co-operation and Contingency Agreements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-165683.pdf

Communications

(April 27, 2021) Submission from Linda Gasser (IE.Supp)
(April 27, 2021) Letter from Karen Wirsig, Plastics Program Manager, Environmental Defence (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-131127.pdf
(April 27, 2021) Letter from Emily J. Alfred, Toronto Environmental Alliance (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ie/comm/communicationfile-131146.pdf

Speakers

Emily J. Alfred, Toronto Environmental Alliance

Motions

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

That the Infrastructure and Environment Committee:

 

1. Delete Recommendation 2, and replace it with the following Recommendations 2 and 3:

 

"2. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, or their designate, to negotiate and enter into new residual disposal agreements and/or amending agreements with Ontario landfills to provide for contingency and operational re-direction capacity for terms not to exceed five (5) years, and on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3. City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, or their designate, to negotiate residual disposal agreements with Ontario energy from waste facilities to provide for contingency and operational re-direction capacity for terms not to exceed five (5) years and direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services to report back to Council prior to entering into any agreements with energy from waste facilities with the following information:

 

a. the facility's location, age, technology used and environmental compliance approval reporting requirements;

 

b. comparison of the facilities performance and permitted emissions against the highest international standards (European Union emission standards or World Health Organization recommended standards)

 

c. any information on how the facility has been meeting or exceeding their environmental compliance approval requirements;

 

d. reported emission data for the last five years from all monitors (required and voluntary);

 

e. ash analysis and reporting; and

 

f. any considerations as it relates to meeting the City's TransformTO climate actions and greenhouse gas targets, including a detailed greenhouse gas analysis of the impact of the different facilities, using scope 3 emission analysis and including all additional processing (e.g. trucking ash to landfill)."


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council