Residents at two Jackson apartment complexes are complaining about trash piling up outside their homes. “This is an EPA problem. This is an environmental hazard issue, right here,” said radio talk show host Napoleon Edwards.Edwards said for close to a month, trash has been piling up next to huge dumpsters outside Four Seasons at Autumn Woods and Edgewood Terrace. According to Edwards, neither management nor city leaders are concerned about the problem.“How does it get this back and why isn’t the councilman of this ward, or any councilman of the city not addressing this?” Edwards asked.Edwards held a news conference Wednesday to bring attention to the growing mound of trash.“It can’t be cheap to live out here, and if it was cheap, it shouldn’t be like that. It shouldn’t be this type of environment if you paid $1 a month for rent,” said community activist Patty Patterson.WAPT News spoke with an apartment manager who didn’t want to do an on-camera interview, but admitted there was a delay in trash pickup because of the Labor Day holiday. The manager also said Waste Management stopped picking up garbage because management hadn’t received a payment from the apartment complex management. The apartment manager blamed the post office for not delivering the mail faster.A city official said Waste Management received the check on Sept. 11, service was reinstated Monday and trash was picked up Wednesday.Apartment managers also blamed residents for dumping the bags of trash on the ground instead of putting them in the trash bins.

Residents at two Jackson apartment complexes are complaining about trash piling up outside their homes.

“This is an EPA problem. This is an environmental hazard issue, right here,” said radio talk show host Napoleon Edwards.

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Edwards said for close to a month, trash has been piling up next to huge dumpsters outside Four Seasons at Autumn Woods and Edgewood Terrace. According to Edwards, neither management nor city leaders are concerned about the problem.

“How does it get this back and why isn’t the councilman of this ward, or any councilman of the city not addressing this?” Edwards asked.

Edwards held a news conference Wednesday to bring attention to the growing mound of trash.

“It can’t be cheap to live out here, and if it was cheap, it shouldn’t be like that. It shouldn’t be this type of environment if you paid $1 a month for rent,” said community activist Patty Patterson.

WAPT News spoke with an apartment manager who didn’t want to do an on-camera interview, but admitted there was a delay in trash pickup because of the Labor Day holiday. The manager also said Waste Management stopped picking up garbage because management hadn’t received a payment from the apartment complex management. The apartment manager blamed the post office for not delivering the mail faster.

A city official said Waste Management received the check on Sept. 11, service was reinstated Monday and trash was picked up Wednesday.

Apartment managers also blamed residents for dumping the bags of trash on the ground instead of putting them in the trash bins.

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