The City of Nanaimo is reminding residents that animal carcasses are not on the list of items crews will pick up from your green compost bin.
That reminder came courtesy a social media post on Monday after a section of a deer was found in a bag filled with bones that were in a compost bin last week.
— City of Nanaimo (@cityofnanaimo) November 12, 2018
Nanaimo manager of sanitation and recycling David Thompson calls it one of the most bizarre contents his staff has encountered since the program was launched.
Thompson says staff spent much of its time answering phone calls clarifying what can go into the organics bin following the tweet.
You are allowed to put food scraps and small bones in the organic bins, but the city’s website says carcasses are on the list of what can’t get tossed into the green can.
The city said larger meat products should be taken to a local game butcher to break it down.
With files from the Canadian Press.