Human waste has spilled onto a street in Papamoa.

Fire communications shift manager Karren Larking confirmed human waste from a waste removal truck has spilled onto Batty St in Papamoa.

She said the truck was the kind that empties port-a-loos.

Papamoa Volunteer Fire Brigade was in attendance and had contained the spill.

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"They are waiting for council because this type of spill can't be washed down the drain. Council will use a waste truck to uplift it," Ms Larking said.

Greerton and Te Puke fire crews were also heading to the site of the spill, with Greerton bringing along a hazmat crew.

In the meantime, the Papamoa volunteers were keeping the waste spill safe so it would not be a hazard to the public.

"It's on a small side street so it probably wouldn't interfere with any traffic," Ms Larking said.