Reminder Notice – Solid Waste Management Services Yellow Bag and Yellow Tag Compliance

Reminder Notice - Solid Waste Management Services Yellow Bag and Yellow Tag Compliance       

At its October 7th, 2015 meeting of the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee, Solid Waste Management and Municipal Licencing and Standards staff were directed to report back on practices, activities and outcomes regarding compliance in Solid Waste Management diversion programs.  The report also outlined the measures undertaken by Solid Waste Management Services (SWMS) and the Municipal Licencing and Standards (ML&S) Divisions that address non-compliance with Solid Waste Collection By-laws and our collaborative efforts to target enforcement activities.

As part of our efforts to ensure Yellow Bag or Tag and material separation compliance, Solid Waste Management will be engaging in a campaign to encourage diversion and compliance through a proactive educational approach. Nighttime Collections staff will leave waste material that is not placed in a yellow bag or containing a yellow tag and contaminated material (i.e. garbage mixed with recycling). Solid Waste staff will be placing stickers on these non-compliance materials and leaving them in front of the customers building.   These items will be collected on the customers next scheduled collection provided that they have complied with the set-out requirements.    These stickers and enforcement notices are the first step to ensure compliance.

This compliance campaign will commence on Monday, January 18, 2016 through to February 25th. Attached are examples of the two types of stickers that will be used for this campaign.

Garbage

Recycling

Snow Clearing Updates – Jan 29, 2016 – 11:00 am

Forecast as of 11:00 am:
The chance of snow will dissipate quickly into morning with dry conditions expected throughout the day into Saturday morning. Winds increase with potential gusts up to 45 km/h beginning Friday morning and lingering through the afternoon before easing into the evening. A new system moves in scattered rain showers beginning early Saturday afternoon as temperatures quickly limb to 2C.

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 11:00 am on Friday January 29, 2016

Arterial Roads
No Activity

Collector Roads
No Activity

Local Roads
Salters deployed for salting operation 7:30 am est Completion 7:30 pm

Laneways
Salters deployed for salting operation 8:30 am est Competion 8:30 pm

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
No Activity

Sidewalks
High pedestrian sidewalks salting operation commencing 8:30 am upon completion low pedestrian sidewalks will be salted- est Completion 9:30 pm

Bus Stops and Crosswalks
Salting of bus stops and croswalks deployed 10:00am est completion 10:00pm

Senior Locations
Spot Salting where required 7:00 am - 3:00pm

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Snow Clearing Updates – Jan 29, 2016 – 7:30 am

Forecast as of 7:30 am:
The chance of snow will dissipate quickly into morning with dry conditions expected throughout the day into Saturday morning. Winds increase with potential gusts up to 45 km/h beginning Friday morning and lingering through the afternoon before easing into the evening. A new system moves in scattered rain showers beginning early Saturday afternoon as temperatures quickly limb to 2C.

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 7:30 am on Friday January 29, 2016

Arterial Roads
No Activity

Collector Roads
No Activity

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
No Activity

Sidewalks
High pedestrian sidewalks salting operation commencing 8:30 am est Completion 8:30 pm

Senior Locations
Spot Salting where required 7:00 am - 3:00pm

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Snow Clearing Updates – Jan 28, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Forecast as of 7:00 pm:
Flurries/a little light snow will linger through Thursday evening. Snowfall amounts of a trace to 1cm is possible. An occasional flurry is possible Thursday night with dry conditions forecast for Friday.

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 7:00 pm on Thursday January 28, 2016

Arterial Roads
Salters deployed at 7:00pm to spot salt hills and bridges with prewet estimated completion 9:00pm (DLA cancelled for this evening)

Collector Roads
Salters deployed at 7:00pm to spot salt with prewet estimated completion 10:30pm (DLA cancelled for this evening)

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
Salters deployed at 7:00pm to salt with prewet estimated completion 8:00pm

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Consumer Alert: OEB Warns Consumers of a Possible Scam

For Immediate Release

January 27, 2016

Consumer Alert: OEB Warns Consumers of a Possible Scam

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is alerting Ontarians to a possible telephone scam. The OEB has received reports that individuals, claiming to be affiliated with the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP), were calling to request access
into consumers’ homes. In two incidents last week, residents were contacted about the OESP, and notified that a home inspection was a condition of the program.

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Snow Clearing Updates – Jan 28, 2016 – 4:00 pm

Forecast as of 4:00 pm:
Fluries/a little light snow will linger through Thursday evening, likely mixing with rain showers in the afternoon as temperatures climb to +2C. Snowfall amounts of a trace to 1cm is possible. An occasional flurry is possible Thursday night with dry conditions forecast for Friday. Wind gusts of 50-60 km/h is possible tonight through Thursday afternoon, then gusts of 45-55 km/h is possible briefly Friday afternoon.

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 4:00 pm on Thursday January 28, 2016

Arterial Roads
DLA Anti-icing scheduled to commence on hills and bridges at 9:00 pm applying brine at a rate of 100L/per lane KM (Est completion 12:00am Jan 29)

Collector Roads
DLA Anti-icing scheduled to commence on hills and bridges at 3:00 pm applying brine at a rate of 100L/per lane KM (Est completion 12:00am Jan 29)

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Toronto’s Annual Winterlicious Starts Tomorrow

News Release

January 28, 2016

Toronto's Annual Winterlicious Starts Tomorrow

Winterlicious, presented by Interac Association and produced by the City of Toronto, begins tomorrow and runs for two mouth-watering weeks, until February 11. More than 200 restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at exceptional value. The program also offers a Culinary Event Series.

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Snow Clearing Updates – Jan 27, 2016 – 8:15 am

Forecast as of 8:15 am:
Flurries should come to an end shortly after sunrise. Icy spots on the roads are likely. Mainly dry conditions are expected today with just the slight risk of a flurry. A new system approaches once again with periods of light snow beginning in the overnight and lingering through Thursday evening with possible snow amounts from 1-3cm. Temperatures should be above freezing Thursday afternoon to limit snow amounts. Wind gusts of 50-60 km/h is possible Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon.

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 8:15 am on Wednesday January 27, 2016

Arterial Roads
Spot salting operation completed approx 6:30 am

Collector Roads
Spot salting operation completed approx 8:15am

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
Spot salting operation completed approx 5:30am

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Snow Clearing Updates – Jan 26, 2016 – 3:30 pm

Forecast as of 3:30 pm:
The warm air has pushed into the region with scattered showers expected to linger through today. Also gusty southwest winds have develop with gusts from 50-60 km/h are expected through today before easing through the evening. Cooler air moves back in with showers changing over to flurries for the evening and overnight. Dry conditions are expected for Wednesday. A new system approaches once again with periods of light snow beginning in the early overnight and lingering through Thursday with possible snow amounts from 1-3cm.

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 3:30 pm on Tuesday January 26, 2016

Arterial Roads
DLA Anti-icing scheduled to commence on hills and bridges at 9:00 pm applying brine at a rate of 100L/per lane KM (Est completion 12:00am Jan 27)

Collector Roads
DLA Anti-icing scheduled to commence on hills and bridges at30:00 pm applying brine at a rate of 100L/per lane KM (Est completion 12:00am Jan 27)

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City of Toronto’s Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre Opens for the Season Tomorrow

News Release

January 21, 2016

City of Toronto's Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre opens for the season tomorrow

Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre, located at 256 Centennial Park Rd., will open at noon on Friday, January 22 and will operate until mid-March. Features at Centennial Park include ski and snowboard school, snowboard and downhill ski rentals, helmet rentals, t-bar, carpet lift, night skiing and a snack bar. Please note there is no banking machine on site.

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