Complaints double over nasty odour from composting plant

Photo: Newsline / CCC
Photo: Newsline / CCC
The number of complaints about a bad smell coming from a Christchurch composting plant and dump continues to rise.

In May, a study identified the Living Earth and EcoDrop sites in Bromley as the source of the smell.

Christchurch City Council has now come up with solutions, including changing the sort of waste it accepts and increasing the amount of water it sprays on the compost.

The council and Environment Canterbury have agreed on an action plan to deal with the long-standing odour issues.

City councillor Yani Johanson spoke tio RNZ's Conan Young, saying the smell is only getting worse.

He says the number of written warnings has doubled from three in May, to six so far this month.

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