THE HIGH ACRES
Trash piles up in a community in Lehigh Acres. Those who live here say the problem has persisted for over a week.
It’s happening at the Golden Palms Luxury Motorcoach Resort in Lehigh Acres. Neighbors and property management called Waste Pro about it.
These residents say they called several times during the week and were told someone would be dispatched, but that never happened.
Dumpsters are filled to the brim and trash bags continue to pile up on the ground next to them. Tina Stevens lives at the Golden Palms Luxury Motorcoach Resort. “It flows right here, flows out the back and flows out the other side,” Stevens said.
Stevens has been a full-time resident of this community since November. So, she says, trash lying in piles is a health and safety issue.
“I came back after dark. And when I turned the corner to get to my site, my headlights crossed and you could see rodents running down the street,” Stevens said.
Community developer Ron Greenland told WINK News that Pro Waste has been inconsistent since doing business together. “They don’t pick up the garbage that we had to do on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week. And they didn’t show up either day. And we call them every time,” Greenland said.
“And they’ll always say we’re sending someone. But you saw when you were there today, they hadn’t been there for a week,” Greenland said.
So we wanted to know how this mess made the developer feel. “Well, that’s embarrassing. So you’re helpless… you… I don’t know what else I can… I can do. There is no other solution. So it’s embarrassing when so many of your landlords are calling you and saying, you know, because a lot of them maybe think I’m the problem, but I’m at the mercy of my seller,” Greenland said. .
Stevens said she would like to see Waste Pro hold its end of contract and pick up the trash. “We pay our bills here, and we expect service, and you know, we feel like they don’t deliver that service,” Stevens said.
She also says she is sending a letter to county leaders about the issue. WINK News reached out to Waste Pro and called the division manager about the waste situation, but we haven’t heard back yet.
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