MOORESVILLE, Ind. - Residents at the Mooresville Mobile Home Community say they’ve been living next to mounds of trash for weeks. Now, they’re fed up and hope something is done about it.
Residents say trash has been piling up inside a trash enclosure for weeks, causing it to look more like a landfill.
A spokesperson from the community’s corporate office, who declined to go on camera, says the problem came down to a busted trash compactor. However, residents say no one has even attempted to remove the trash since earlier in the summer.
As our crews arrived, we noticed men using heavy machinery to clean the trash up. Something residents say hadn’t happened until they contacted the news.
“It’s crazy that it takes us contacting the news to get them to take care of what we’re paying them to take care of,” Melissa Lane said.
Lane says issues with the trash have been going on since January.
She admits there have been problems with the trash compactor but says those problems have only been compounded by the failure of the management to empty the enclosure. She added that the massive amounts of trash have contributed to a foul smell through the community, particularly on hot summer days.
“We have a lot of disabled and elderly people living here, we have children leaving here, there’s a playground less than 50 feet away. I’ve not let my kids play in it all summer because of the smell, you walk by at night and you can smell it,” she said.
A spokesperson for the company that owns the Mooresville Mobile says they hope to have the trash picked up by sometime Thursday. And a shipment of trash containers are expected next month.