“It’s not fair. It’s not fair that we have to live like this”
Piles of trash left behind by college students? What about climate change and the environment? Is that all just talk or someone else’s job?
News 10 in New York reports:
Residents frustrated over trash piles left behind by college students
The end of the college semester has once again led to piles of trash left on porches and in the streets by students who’ve gone home.
It’s not just a build up of trash but of frustration from both residents and the Department of General Services (DGS).
“It’s not fair. It’s not fair that we have to live like this,” said resident Asia McGhee.
She said no one should have to live like this. Mounds of trash on the porch next-door was left behind from college students which have attracted flies and left smells of rotting food McGhee describes as unbearable.
“The smell. It goes right through my house. I mean it’s disgusting,” McGhee said.
The resident has lived in the neighborhood for a couple of years with her two children. She said the trash problem hasn’t gotten better. The debris has also drawn some unsavory characters.
“Raccoons are over here. Possums are over here. It’s maggots because it’s literally rotten food in these bags, and then you have homeless people coming in and ripping the bags open and making it even worse,” McGhee said.
The pile up has sat on the next-door porch for a week and similar scenes can be found around the neighborhood.
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