Its getting to be like that in more and more places. Two small local roasters here were forced to install afterburners because of neighbors complaints and even that didnt stop the complaints. One of these was just a couple of blocks from a lake where in the summer the smell permiates for blocks around. I suppose next theyll be calling to get rid of the lake because of the smell.
From what I hear in many major cities now in the US its not uncommon for them to require an afterburner on any roaster capable of doing 5 pounds or more.
Java "Taking pride in stinking up the neighborhood" phile