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Michigan politicians aim to ban trash shipments

TORONTO, Ont. -- Michigan politicians have stepped up their campaign to ban Toronto trash trucks.


TORONTO, Ont. — Michigan politicians have stepped up their campaign to ban Toronto trash trucks.

Last year more than 3.6 million tonnes of garbage was shipped to Michigan from Hogtown, setting a new record. Toronto’s trash now accounts for 19 per cent of all wasted dumped in the state, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced.

“Canadian trash trucks tear up our roads, threaten our neighbourhoods,” State Representative John Espinoza recently said.

About 100 truckloads of trash cross into Michigan each day, down from 142 in 2003. Totonto has a contract with Michigan’s Republic Services that runs until 2010 with an option to renew until 2020.


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