City's largest union defends in-house garbage collection after audits reveal more deficits

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, June 27, 2018

The city’s largest union is defending the in-house garbage collection contracts after a recent audit revealed another deficit in the trash pickup budgets.

CUPE Local 503 president Brian Madden wrote to council this week underscoring the benefits of having the downtown collection zone as an in-house operation.

“Keeping (the downtown zone) in-house has allowed the city to exercise greater immediate control over waste collection services in this difficult to service area,” Madden wrote in a letter.

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