With the City of Toronto’s municipal waste management system struggling to meet the needs of residents and businesses alike, the City Council voted Tuesday to provide more help for the city’s waste management business.
In its 2018-19 budget, the city proposes providing up to $1 million in funding for waste management services to support the citywide waste management program.
According to the city, this would include a $10 million fund to support businesses, while $10,000 would be provided to support waste management companies.
A spokesperson for Mayor Rob Ford said he expects to be able to meet that $1 billion in funding in 2018-2019.
The money will come from the city general fund, which is currently at $4.5 billion.
The city’s 2017-2018 budget, which came in at $3.5-billion, also included a $1.1-billion fund to promote waste management and support the City Waste Solutions Initiative, which offers a cash grant for waste services and equipment purchases.
As the city continues to grapple with its waste problem, the council will need to address the challenges associated with the waste management industry.
The industry has faced a number of challenges over the years, including an aging infrastructure and an aging population.
But there are also new challenges that come with the industry as it seeks to attract new businesses and attract the best workers to the industry.
“The industry needs to be rethought to be more inclusive of women and people of colour,” said Jessica Campbell, the executive director of the Canadian Women and Gender Studies Centre.
“It’s really important for the industry to have the best people that are willing to contribute to its success and be engaged with all stakeholders, whether that’s business owners or city officials.”