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

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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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