Council urges residents to comply with green waste rules

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Compost with inorganic material in it, is compost nobody wants.

That's the message from Whakatane Council, whose urging residents to only put green materials into their green waste bin.

It says a number of items including plastics and clothing have been showing up in green waste bins.

These items cannot be composted as part of the recycling scheme.

Manager of Solid Waste Nigel Clarke says the message is simple - if it’s not green, it doesn’t belong in the greenwaste.

He says breaches in green waste recycling by a select few, means consequences for everyone else too.

Sam Gardner