It's a dirty job, but someone will have to deal with it.
Councillor Lloyd Ferguson wants a city by-law to regulate the increase of Toronto's construction fill headed for Hamilton area farmland.
Ferguson says it's become a big deal because local residents are complaining about trucks dumping Toronto construction dirt in farm fields in his ward.
Residents say it contains unidentified mixtures of soil, clay and rocky debris.
Some say there's an “oily” and “septic” smell from some of the waste.
Ferguson says a by-law would allow the city to track and investigate what's being dumped here.
City staff are expected to report back on council’s options in the fall.