Woman says Trash has been on Curb Since May
(Memphis) Virginia Kirk’s house in South Memphis doesn’t have a view of a lake, or a city skyline. Instead she has a view of a big pile of trash and she says she’s been looking at it for far too long.
“I called them and asked them four times to come out and please get this debris,” she said.
She says her calls to the City have been answered but have gotten no results, “She said ‘oh we should be out’ and I said ‘ok, I am taking your word for it’ and it’s still here.”
So, WREG called the City of Memphis Solid Waste Management Department ourselves to find out why it would take crews more than month to pick up the trash. The operations manager said that, indeed, it should have been picked up by now.
The City says the normal wait should be just two weeks, three at the longest. The operations manager wasn’t sure why Virginia’s house had been overlooked but that a manager would now be addressing the situation right away.
“It’s an eyesore. I want it to be taken care of,” said Virginia.
Virginia says she’s called the City four times but the City says it has only one recorded call from her on June 21. But since that was 15 days ago, the City says the trash should have been picked up by now.