GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s not the first time people at the Ashleigh Park Apartments in Greensboro have complained of trash pile-ups at their community’s dumpster.
In fact, it’s the third time in the last six months FOX8 has reported on it.
But still — people who live there say management company Bedrock Management Solutions is doing nothing.
“It’s not fair,” said resident Anquinett Reese. “They want you to pay your rent on time, but they can’t pay for the trash to get dumped.”
“It makes you feel like you don’t want to come home,” added resident Samantha Vizcarrondo. “Are we being punished for something?”
Residents claim the dumpster gets emptied maybe once a month. And in between, it overflows into the parking lot, where children play.
“The kids can’t even play,” said one resident who didn’t want to be named. “You got all kinds of cats and rats ripping places up. I can’t even sit on my balcony. It smells so bad, it makes me sick every morning. It hurts to see where I’m living.”
Across the street, at Timber Hollow Apartments, also run by Bedrock Management Solutions, people have similar complaints.
Residents say their dumpsters were removed about a month ago and so now their trash is in piles in the parking lots.
“I’m not a politician, I’m not a landlord,” said resident J.R. Robinson. “But I know that’s against the law.”
Residents said they have complained multiple times to the management company. Many said they cannot afford to move, despite their continued dissatisfaction.
“We all need a place to stay,” Vizcarrondo said. “It’s not that easy. You can’t just up and leave. Everyone doesn’t have money like that.”
On private properties, like Timber Hollow and Ashleigh Park, trash collection is the responsibility of private contractors and not the City of Greensboro. However, residents can report violations and poor conditions to the City at (336) 373-2489.
A representative from Bedrock Management Solutions declined to comment.