The Morning Call is reporting that in South Whitehall, Pennsylvania, residents have had complaints about odors from composting that likely should not have been taking place. The city's department of public works has been contracting with Huckleberry Associates to allow them to compost leaves the department drops at their facility without the township's zoning officer being informed. About forty residents went to the zoning authority complaining of odors and worried about the potential for the compost to contaminate groundwater. One resident stated "I can smell a lot of odor and I can't sit on my porch some days." Under questioning, the director of public works admitted that he does not have the zoning authority to approve the site for composting.
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