Homeowner Says City Won’t Help With Trash Dumped In Yard

Posted on: 10:21 pm, November 15, 2013, by

(Memphis) Raking up trash, piling up boxes, and sorting out furniture is not how Sheena Mitchell wanted to spend her Friday afternoon.

Especially since most of the mess along Munson road isn’t even hers.

“There are customers names, installers names, dates of service…there was even one piece that had a phone number to the customers,” she said.

She said Munson Road is a popular cut through from Summer to Raleigh-LaGrange and is a magnet for dumpers.

“There are tires dumped up and down the road,” she said. “I’ve actually found a dog tied up in a trash bag with cigarette burns all over it that I rescued.”

For the first time, the trash is building up right in front of her house.

She said the city refuses to pick it up.

“The pile just gets bigger and bigger and bigger,” she said. “The city will not send a claw out. They will send no one out to assist with it.”

Surprisingly, one of the only people helping is one of people responsible for dumping.

Reporter: “Why did you do that?

“Because there were things here, it was cardboard and it was all of like image and I wanted to get it picked up,” she said. “There was a pile already here and I was coming down the road and I had trim on me so I used the pile that was here.”

Kat Rae Pumley admits she was in the wrong.

“My bad, you shouldn’t do this,” she said. “I’m going to take care of this.”

Shes making right on her wrong, and Sheena hopes the city will too.

“I’m at a loss and I need help,” she said.

Sheena says it’s not just unsightly, but also dangerous.

“It goes out in the road. There are nails. People get flat tires. They fly over the hill so it’s very dangerous to try and clean up the property,” she said.

When Kat stopped to help, her car was hit.

The man who did it drove off. She has filed a police report.

Sheena has filed a report with the city, too.

The city told us we would have to wait until Monday for an answer to what they plan to do about this trashy problem.

3 comments

  • adrian73 says:

    “Reporter: “Why did you do that?

    “Because there were things here, it was cardboard and it was all of like image and I wanted to get it picked up,” she said. “There was a pile already here and I was coming down the road and I had trim on me so I used the pile that was here.””

    Me: *blinking*

  • Ron Shaffer says:

    I bet if this was downtown the city would be all over it the same day. The last time I looked the city and\or its contractual trash companies are responsible to pick up all trash except for certain items like tires. Yet I have seen them take over a month to pick up just tree limbs in front of a house.

  • Thomas H. Evans says:

    This city has more excuses for not doing their job, and yet they can come up with more reasons to raise your taxes than anywhere else in the world. To think that our mayor and city council really feel that there is no blight in this city. Have you seen the latest with Harold Collins saying that these run down buildings shouldn’t be the first thing a person see’s when they come to our city; I smell a candidate for mayor in this ad.

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