Unclear costs for cancelling green bin contract prompted city to pursue better deal: memo

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, March 20, 2018

Severe ambiguity in the green bin contract about how much it would cost taxpayers to cancel the agreement led city staff to recommend a new deal with Orgaworld, a confidential memo suggests.

The memo, sent to council from the legal department this week and seen by this newspaper, says the city can cancel the contract by giving Orgaworld a one-year notice and making a termination payment, but the amount that would be owed to Orgaworld could vary by tens of millions of dollars, depending how the contract is interpreted.


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