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Ingersoll Mayor's Waste Committee Idea Nixed At Council

Ingersoll Town Council did not support the idea of a waste committee saying that issue is already handled by Oxford's Zero Waste Committee

INGERSOLL - Ingersoll Town council has rejected a notice of motion from the Mayor looking to create a waste committee. 

Ted Comiskey created the motion to take a look at the large article collection days in the town where approximately 2000 metric tonnes of waste is tossed into the landfill every year. He wanted to create the committee to see if they could find any type of alternative methods to reduce the impact on the landfill. 

"A committee should be set up, in my opinion, to look at all the nooks and crannies in Ingersoll, to look at what we are receiving in terms of garbage and find out if we can, number one, keep it here in our county and number two look at what we are receiving and find ways to reduce, reuse, and redirect the garbage." 

Comiskey tells Heart FM council did not support the motion.

"Council has felt that the County itself and the Zero Waste Committee of the County is addressing it to the fullest. I would like to see us be the leader - I would like to see us be ahead of the race." 

Comiskey says he wants Ingersoll to be the leader on waste diversion because the landfill that could come into this area is going to have a huge impact on Ingersoll.

"The landfill that comes into our area is going to affect us more so than any other municipality in Oxford County. We should be the ones leading the fight and send a message to the Environment Minister Glen Murray that we are leaders in waste diversion and not a good place to put a landfill." 

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