Clues Found In Dumped Garbage Leads Us To Landlord

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Memphis) City crews cleaned a plot of city owned land that people have been dumping trash on for months.

Crews and WREG found mail in the trash, which pointed back to a home on Biggs Street.

Neighbors say the woman listed on the mail had moved out and workers had cleaned the place up and hauled out boxes of trash.

We tracked down her the property owner.

“We didn't do that. We don't do that,” he said.

“Any idea how it got out of the house and out there?” asked reporter Wayne Carter.

“No, no idea.”

The city says cleaning up after dumpers uses up the little cash they have.

Finding bills makes it easier to hold the landlord accountable, since it's more than an eyesore.

“It gets into the wetlands and as it disintegrates it puts pollution in the soil,” said Ryan Hall of the Wolf River Conservancy, which owns land adjacent to the City property.

He says all you have to do it place it on the curb for sanitation crews.

This landlord swears he did just that.

“We have many houses, we clean it out but we don't go dump the trash,” he said.


  • smith

    Why is this city all way poor mouthing, when ever something like this comes up they all way start the poor mouthing, are we in such bad shape in this city that it cannot pick up garage, if we are we need to kid all the people in government out. I’m tired of hearing that kind of talk. when whites run the city you didn’t have that kind of talk, just maybe its time to replace the black government with a white government

  • Skeptic

    Years ago Memphis had something call “City Beautiful”. It was a nationwide cleanup, fix up organization. Awards were given out. Memphis won the awards so many times they gave it to us permanently. Memphians had pride in this city. Not any more. They city says clean up and put it at the curb. If its in a “city issued” cart they will pick it up. Any other bin they won’t. Put it in bags to be picked up but only sometimes. If you want a dumpster for a big clean out job it has to be on your property even if there isn’t a way to place it there. Thankfully the crew that picks up in my area are great.

  • Thomas H. Evans

    Until we start making these “Slum Lords” pay for things such as this, why would it not continue? Look at the condition of the person’s own home and yard, if he doesn’t keep his own home in good condition, why would this city expect him to keep his rental property up, or any place in the community. We are busy beating people up about “Side Walks,” that is the responsibility of the city, especially since they have the right to take “Ten Feet”of your property whenever they want, starting at the side walks. What next, we will be responsible for repairing pot holes since they aren’t doing it (the city).

    • Thomas H. Evans

      Does that really matter? You certainly have some white “slum lords” in this city as well as black, and they are all in it just to collect rent, nothing else.

  • Rooster

    … and drove back to the church, had a Thanksgiving
    dinner that couldn’t be beat, went to sleep and didn’t get up until the
    next morning, when we got a phone call from officer Obie. He said, “Kid, we found your name on an envelope at the bottom of a half a ton of garbage, and just wanted to know if you had any information about it.” And I said, “Yes, sir, Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie, I put that envelope under that garbage.” — Arlo Guthrie

  • JohnSisreallyaTranny

    It’s like driving thru the city and neighborhoods and you can immediately figure out which neighborhood your in. How you ask, if there is trash everywhere then you are in the black neighborhood. Isn’t just amazing how they have no home training? You can take them out of the jungle but not the jungle out of them.

  • JohnSisreallyaTranny

    Like a bunch of Baboons Memphis could be the largest zoo in the world with the Biggest Primate exhibit. Just fence it in.

Comments are closed.