The City of Markham, Ontario recently announced that is has awarded an eight-year collection contract to Miller Waste Systems. The new collection contract begins on March 1, 2022, featuring a new fleet of 50 collection trucks. The contract was awarded after the City completed a comprehensive public procurement process in 2020.
The new contract includes many enhancements from the previous contract. In anticipation of Ontario’s new provincial Blue Box legislation, Markham’s blue box recyclables will now be collected separately from green bin organics and clear bag garbage, by two separate trucks. All items Recyclables and organics will still be collected on the same day and there is no change to collection schedules. Green bin organics and clear bag garbage will be co-collected in a “rear load” truck that has two compartments keeping material separated.
“Markham has an award-winning legacy of environmental sustainability,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti,” and this new contract will ensure that we are poised to continue building on that success. The City’s environmental initiatives and excellent service levels go hand-in-hand with our residents’ commitment to properly sort their waste materials and increase waste diversion.”