GFL donates $100K to keep city's outdoor rinks open

With donation, 12 city rinks to stay open until March 22

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Green for Life Environmental (GFL) has donated $100,000 to the City of Toronto to help keep 12 of the city's outdoor ice rinks open until March 22. GFL is the private waste management company that is contracted to service Toronto's District 2.

"GFL is committed to having a positive impact in the communities it operates in, and as a former hockey player, I know that the last thing you ever want is for the season to end early," said GFL CEO, Patrick Dovigi.

"The city's outdoor rinks are one benefit of a really cold winter that everyone can enjoy."

Toronto Mayor, John Tory, announced GFL's sponsorship at Nathan Phillips Square on Friday afternoon before a skate with Deputy Mayor Minnan Wong.

GFL has worked hand in hand with the City of Toronto since 2012 to provide efficient waste management service and cost savings to District 2. The contract saves the city and its taxpayers about $11 million each year. Additionally, GFL has helped the city achieve its diversion target fro District 2, with five percent more divertible material being collected since the contract was implemented.

About Green for Life Environmental
Green for Like Environmental (GFL) is a fully integrated solid & liquid waste management company with programs that include industrial/commercial/institutional (ICI), municipal and residential solid and recycling wastes. GFL also transports, treats, recycles and disposes of hazardous/non-hazardous liquids and solids. GFL operates with a commitment to cost-savings and customer service in many communities across Canada.

SOURCE GFL Environmental

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