Highlands East is asking residents to be more vigilant when separating trash from recycling.

The municipality’s Environment Committee says staff at landfills are having to separate recyclable materials from waste when residents bring bags.

Community Coordinator Joanne Vanier says the committee wants staff to inspect trash bags more closely.

Vanier also says the committee wants to see all landfills enforcing the rules the same way.

Vanier says there is no concrete data on which landfills gets the most bags combining garbage and recyclable material.