From Iceland — Sanitation Manager Wants Weed Growers To Recycle Better

Sanitation Manager Wants Weed Growers To Recycle Better

Published April 28, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Bogdan/Wikimedia Commons

The manager of a recycling centre in Akureyri has had enough of marijuana growers disposing of items in the wrong bins.

A statement posted on the official website of Gámaþjónusta Norðurlands ehf, the North Iceland waste management company, takes aim at marijuana growers in Akureyri, although not for growing weed. Rather, station manager Frímann Stefánsson wants these growers to do a better job of disposing of their materials in the right bins.

“We received an unpleasant delivery at work today, where the leftovers of marijuana production were all thrown in together in some black trash bags and tossed into the cardboard recycling bin,” he writes. “This will not do in the ‘recycling sorting town’ of Akureyri.”

Frímann then lists for area marijuana growers what items they should be disposing into which bins. For example, he advises that stems and branches go in organic matter bins; that rubber gloves and ventilation ducting goes in general trash; and that plastic items go in plastic recycling.

“I called the police, but they couldn’t find anything traceable, so I guess I can’t really complain,” he concludes.

Hat tip to Nútíminn.

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