Citizens for a Safe Environment (CSE) is an incorporated non-profit community group that has been
advocating since 1983 for waste management practices that protect the health of Toronto citizens, their communities and the
We meet at the Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen Street East, Toronto,
3rd floor. Upcoming meetings = November 16, 2005 at 2 pm. November 17, 2005 at 4 pm: special meeting on packaging. Feel free to join us!
- Representing the public interest as a member of the Advisory Committee
investigating New and Emerging Techologies Policies
and Practices for Waste in Toronto. Contributed to the committee's Final Report submitted Dec. 13, 2004
- Advocating at City Hall for diversion of waste from disposal through reuse, recycling and composting to ensure
that the recommendations of the Toronto
Waste Diversion Task Force 2010 report adopted by Toronto City Council stays on track
- Researching new waste management technologies and waste management systems used in other cities
throughout the world
- Preparing information for citizens and councilors such as:
- Prevented Waste-from-Energy facilities from being sited in the Portlands area of Toronto's waterfront in the 1980s
- Led the City of Toronto movement that closed the Commissioners Street Incinerator, 1989.
- Carried out the first Recycling Feasibility Study in Toronto, 1988.
- Participated in the City of Toronto Environmental Assessment on the Ashbridges Bay Sewage Treatment Plant from 1990
to the present.
- Party to the mediation with the City of Toronto on issues regarding the Ashbridges Bay Sewage Treatment Plant.
CSE was a signatory to the resulting agreement with the City of Toronto which is documented in the Mediator's Report, 1999.
The Mediator's report includes the agreement to end incineration of sewage sludge at the Ashbridges Bay Sewage Treatment
- Hosted a community talk by Dr. Paul Connett on Zero Waste An Agenda for the 21st Century May 21, 2002
Recent articles re Toronto waste news
- Landfilling for Dollars Eye Magazine article by Gord Perks, 01.13.05
- Southgate votes to dump trash plans Globe and Mail article 01.07.05
- Debate on garbage fee is tossed out, for now Globe and Mail regarding Pay as You Throw 01.07.05. Note: CSE supports the PAYT option as a way to
encourage Torontonians to recycle.
- Lure of the landfill Globe and Mail editorial 01.05.05
- Michigan dumpsite is sweet for the city Globe and Mail article by John Barber 05.12.04
- Dumping on the Poor Eye Magazine article by Gord Perks 05.06.04
- Two sides of garbage incineration Toronto Star article by Ann Perry, 10.25.03
- City needs a garbage incinerator: Tory CBC report on Toronto mayoral environmental debate, October 16, 2003
- Improvements fuel incineration debate Globe and Mail story by Stephen Strauss
- Just Talkin' Trash is a Waste Op-Ed piece by Rod Muir in Eye Magazine, 10.09.03
- Scummy is one word for garbage plan Toronto Globe and Mail, April 1, 2003
- Trash talk: Our next big garbage fight is here Eye Magazine, 03.13.03
- Burning Issues Slouches Toward Council Eye Magazine, 11.14.02
- Tunneling around Water Quality Eye Magazine, 11.14.02
- Ground Glass: How far will the provincial Liberals' waste-diversion plans go? Eye Magazine, 11.07.02
- Cooked trash a recipe for pollution Eye Magazine, 02.21.02
- Check the Planet Friendly Calendar for information about
Call CSE at 416-461-1092 or send us an email at email@example.com for
inquiries or to become a CSE supporter and member.
Donations of money and volunteer time
to CSE will be gratefully accepted. As an advocacy group CSE does not have
charitable status. Donations of $10.00 or more will be receipted but cannot be claimed for income tax purposes.