Neighbor Raises Stink Over Grocery Store’s Trash

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(Memphis) You don't have to look very far to find the litter covering Daniel James'  mid-town neighborhood.

“To see something this littered is just disturbing,” she said.

He said trash from the Cash Saver parking lot on Madison is blowing down his street and he's fed up.

“I actually took the trash and bagged it. It was actually one of their cash saver bags which you can find on any one of these corners,” he said. “I filled it up with their receipts and their bags, egg boxes and stuff like that and I took it to customer service. I put it in the manner that it was in my yard and I dumped it out and said here`s your trash back.”

James made his point and then went to the Shelby County Health Department.

News Channel 3 obtained the health department report about Cash Saver. The department wasn't as concerned about the trash as they were about old grease and trash build-up covering the lot. They gave the store a week to clean it up or face court action.

“The stench is pretty unbearable,” he said.

But a few days ago that changed. The store complied with the health department.

“We had a pressure wash company come out and we pressure washed around the grease bin o  the west side there. We got it nice and cleaned up and did some spring cleaning," Mark Gatlin with Castle Retail said.

We even found a store employee picking up trash around the store, but the vacant lot across the street remains a mess.

“If it’s our trash over there I will be more than happy to get someone over there to clean it up,” Gatlin said.

James hopes that happens so this is the last time he has to raise a stink about his neighbor.

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