Businesses are hungry for those bags of trash in bins outside restaurants, hospitals and schools.
Taggart Construction and Miller Waste Systems, under the name Taggart Miller Environmental Services, want to build a new dump and recycling centre in the east end, whether it be inside city boundaries or just outside.
Meanwhile, Waste Management has plans for its own garbage processing operation at the Carp Rd. dump (pictured).
You see a bag of garbage. They see a bag of money.
Apparently there’s a hot market for waste disposal in the industrial, commercial and institutional sector, which has provincial oversight.
The similarities between the Waste Management project and the Taggart Miller proposal struck me while writing the story yesterday. Nigel Guilford, head of Miller Waste Systems, said the Taggart Miller project is a first for Ontario, but I suggested it sounded a lot like Waste Management’s plan in the west end.
Guilford described the Waste Management project like this: “To me it’s a disposal site. It’s a disposal site with some waste diversion on the front end.”
Like the Waste Management folks, the Taggart Miller people are pumping up its recycling plans. More businesses want to go green and find waste processors with recycling programs.
So maybe Guilford’s observation of Waste Management’s proposal is simply that, an observation. But it sounded to me like a bit of a zinger directed at the competition.
Anyway, if you’re looking for more information about the Waste Management and Taggart Miller proposals, here are the links to their websites:
Waste Management’s West Carleton Environmental Centre
Taggart Miller’s Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre
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