June 26, 2002

Garbage collection throughout York Region unaffected by Toronto CUPE strike

NEWMARKET Garbage and recycling collection throughout the Regional Municipality of York will not be interrupted by a strike of members of Local 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

At 12:00 noon today CUPE Local 416 went on strike against its employer, the City of Toronto, which operates the Keele Valley Landfill Site in the City of Vaughan.

The public drop-off facility and household hazardous waste depot at Keele Valley will be closed for the duration of the strike. The hazardous waste depots in East Gwillimbury and Markham and the Georgina Transfer Station will not be affected.

For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, the services we offer and links to our nine area municipalities, please visit our Web site at: www.region.york.on.ca.

Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications Services, York Region

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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