MONTREAL -- Firefighters have been working around the clock trying to put out a huge smoldering fire at a recycling plant in Laval.

They made good progress on Tuesday, and it’s now more than 50 per cent extinguished. 

But residents say the smell is disgusting.

“It’s not just like burning wood that you’d smell from a fireplace… the smell is just horrendous," said Adam Piperni who lives nearby. 

Watch Iman Kassam's report above.