Toronto Waste Collection Survey Results

Poll Results confirm Toronto residents are opposed to privatizing garbage collection East of Yonge Street

In December, CUPE Local 416 commissioned an independently conducted, fact-based city-wide poll to gauge the public’s opinion on Mayor Tory’s initiative to privatize garbage collection east of Yonge Street.

The results confirm that the public is overwhelmingly opposed to the privatization of garbage collection east of Yonge Street. The poll measured the public’s opinion on garbage collection through two cohorts (residents East and West of Yonge Street). The poll found that residents throughout the city (both East and West of Yonge Street) expressed similar support for public garbage collection with over 66 per cent of decided voters East of Yonge and 60 per cent West of Yonge being opposed to privatization. In addition, it found that an overwhelming 79 per cent of residents prefer the current mixed model or an entirely public approach to garbage collection across the City of Toronto.

These poll results confirm what we have been saying for years: residents of Toronto want garbage collection to remain public… City employees have been providing this important service for the past 100 years and have been doing a great job. They should be able to continue to provide great service to the residents of Toronto.

– Matt Figliano, Vice President CUPE Local 416.

Take a look at the results for yourself by clicking the buttons or images below…

East of Yonge Street
This survey is accurate within +/- 4.2%, 19 times out of 20
West of Yonge Street
This survey is accurate within +/- 4.2%, 19 times out of 20
City Of Toronto
This survey is accurate within +/- 2.89%, 19 times out of 20
This survey was conducted using Interactive Voice Response systems to a randomized set of households across the city. The sample size is greater than 1500. No weighting or balancing based on demographics were performed on the finalized numbers.