Linden residents fed up with illegal dumping in their neighborhood

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Old rugs, tires, and bags of trash cover an alley near the intersection of Lexington and Maynard Avenues. Betty Simmons-Talley is sick of seeing it.

“It’s a mess. We want it gone,” said Simmons-Talley.

She frustrated at the fact that she has had to see this outside her side window for about two months.  It keeps piling up.

“People keep coming in the middle of the night dropping all this that you see,” said Simmons-Talley.

Further down the very same ally, William Rudder says he sick of seeing it too.

“A whole bunch of trash where people dumped,” said Simmons-Talley.

Both Rudder and  Simmons-Talley say they’ve contacted the department of development.  They’re responsible for seeing to it that dumps are cleaned up if it’s on city property.

NBC4 called after seeing the pile for two days. The assistant director of the Department of Development told NBC4’s Rob Sneed they haven’t received any 311 complaints about illegal dumping at that specific spot. They are now looking into this after our call. They are trying to find out if the trash is on private property or city property.

 “You go anywhere else you see something like this it’s cleaned up in no time. Around here it will be here for who knows how long,” said Rudder.

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