Rhinobag: A responsible & convenient trash disposal solution from Waste Management

    Waste Management encourages Toronto residents to use environmentally
    safe, responsible methods of waste disposal

    TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ - Waste Management is suggesting Toronto residents
use an alternative waste disposal solution during the garbage strike: the
Rhinobag(TM). The Rhinobag is an ultra strong bag that can be filled with
waste, which is hauled away by Waste Management when full.
    Although intended for heavy items such as garden waste, renovation waste
and miscellaneous junk, the Rhinobag can also be used as a temporary solution
to get rid of household garbage. Together, neighbours can purchase and fill a
Rhinobag with their trash. For example, with 15 neighbours participating, each
can contribute approximately two large bags of garbage or more.
    "Rhinobag is an excellent way to help keep communities clean, with
minimal effort on the part of residents," says Randy Uens, senior manager of
the Rhinobag service line. "To prevent illegal dumping, neighborhood
communities can encourage residents to share a Rhinobag and have their trash
disposed of in a safe, convenient manner. By jointly purchasing and filling a
Rhinobag, neighbours can minimize costs and avoid the time and frustration of
hauling their own trash."
    The Rhinobag is not only a convenient method of trash disposal, it's also
a responsible one. Uens explains, "All waste picked up by Waste Management
goes to one of our privately owned and operated transfer stations in the GTA.
The Ministry of the Environment regulates the transfer stations, and all waste
is handled and inspected by experienced operators. As well, Rhinobag users
must fill out a disclosure form to confirm their adherence to all local
disposal restrictions and laws."
    Adds Uens, "Handling waste requires training, skill and the proper
facilities. Residents should be cautious of unlicensed trash collectors who
cannot prove that the waste is being safely handled and properly disposed of,
as this could pose significant environmental concerns. With Waste Management's
Rhinobag, you know your trash is being taken care of by a reputable, regulated
    Rhinobag is available at most major home renovation or garden stores.
    For more information on Rhinobag, visit http://www.useitlikeabin.com.

    About Waste Management

    Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of
comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries
provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal
services. We are also a leading developer, operator and owner of
waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States.
Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal
customers throughout North America. To learn more visit www.wm.com or

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For further information: Waste Management, Media: Wes Muir, (905)
483-3099, www.wm.com

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