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Trash pileup in Rochester cleaned up

August 04, 2017 06:36 AM

News10NBC told you about piles of trash sitting for weeks behind an apartment building in the 19th Ward of Rochester. Tenants reached out to us after the owners of this apartment building on Thurston Road ignored dozens of complaints about the dumpsters that were full and attracting rodents, flies and maggots.

After our story aired, the city stepped in to clean up the trash. The Suburban Disposal bins were picked up and replaced with City of Rochester bins. 

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City officials tell us this ensures tenants will have adequate trash pickup. When an owner fails to provide a means for tenants to dispose of their waste, the city can step in and force them to pay for city refuse service. 

A tenant told us the landlord told him the company had not paid Suburban Disposal, and that was the reason for the putrid pileup. Tenants also said the owners raised their rent earlier this year.

We reached out to the landlords of the building, Rochester Asset Management multiple times and our calls and messages went unreturned. 

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