Contract provisions for better garbage collection in Niagara

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The director of waste management services in Niagara says they have made changes in the contract with two new collection contractors.

Katherine Habermebl tells CKTB's Matt Holmes the measures should prevent the kinds of problems residents experienced in the past.

Among the provisions,  the new collection contract is split into two areas:

GFL Environmental Inc. will be the contractor for Collection Area One (Grimsby, Lincoln, Pelham, Thorold, Wainfleet and West Lincoln) and
Miller Waste Systems Inc. will be the contractor for Collection Area Two (Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Colborne, St. Catharines and Welland.

Habermebl also says vendors needed to submit more technical information including how many stops per truck per day they would provide.

The contract also includes a living wage.