Tommy_Paine has been rather caustic in another thread (maybe more than one, who knows!) :D about Toronto's garbage, and how Toronto ships it to dump sites outside of its borders. The garbage problem is huge in Toronto, I agree.
He holds up London as an example of good garbage management because London keeps garbage within its borders. He claims that even if 3 million people moved to London, they would still be forced by the province to keep their garbage within their municipal borders, and that only Toronto is allowed to ship garbage to other places.
My question is this, for those people in tiny cities who feel pretty superior to Toronto because you have lots of empty land to turn into landfills whereas Toronto doesn't:
What should we be doing with our garbage? What do you do with your garbage that we don't, but should? Do you somehow magically turn it into gold? Make it disappear? Does the average person in your city create less garbage than the average Torontonian?
Or do you just happen to have more empty tracts of land around your suburban sprawl borders where you can dump all your garbage, unlike Toronto, which has cities surrounding us on all sides?