By Jason White, 1310 News, June 20, 201
Downtown and east-end garbage collection has gone over-budget by more than $1 million, but the city insists that using its own workers to pick up the waste is still cheaper than private contractors.
Last year, downtown collection ended up $463,869 over budget. In the east-end, the deficit was $608,022. Over the past five years, the east-end contract exceeded its budget by almost $1.1 million.
The city blames the cost overruns in both areas on rising labour, fleet and fuel costs.https://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/city-run-garbage-collection-over-budget-by-more-than-1-million-960291