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Mounds of trash sit for weeks behind Rochester apartment building

August 03, 2017 07:44 AM

Trash has been piling up for weeks behind apartment buildings in Rochester on Thurston Road. Tenants reached out to News10NBC after landlords failed to fix the problem.

There are several containers overflowing and the old trash is attracting rodents, flies and all types of creatures. People who live here, like Mary Brown, say they're sick of this stinky situation.

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"There's been maggots, raccoons, birds, everything, it doesn't make any sense," Brown said.

Brown called us after she says her landlords at Rochester Asset Management have let this trash pile sit for almost a month.

"How could you forget? You don't forget to pass those rent due letters out every month," Brown said. 

Others who live in the building like Jamil Malik are also frustrated.

"Trash ain't supposed to be like that," Malik said. "It's unsightly, an eyesore and it's stinky...it's wrong."

So we called the landlord to get answers. A receptionist picked up the phone and she said she couldn't answer our question. She directed us to her boss and when we asked for her boss' name she hung up.

We called back hours later and again the secretary answered the phone. She said her boss still wasn't in and said he'd call us back. We never heard back.

The receptionist did tell us, there's more to the story and added it's being worked on, but she couldn't go into detail.

Nevile Williams lives in the building and says these problems started when Rochester Asset Management took over.

"When prior owner was here it was a lot better, but now they've raised our rent and say they've made capital adjustments but I haven't seen anything," Williams said.

The same landlords manage another building on the other side of Thurston Road and their trash is overflowing in their dumpster too.

After the landlords failed to answer our questions, we reached out to the City of Rochester, the director of operations says she will send out a Code Enforcement Officer to take a look at the mess.

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