- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Trash is piling up in a west Alabama county where residents say they haven’t had garbage service in weeks.

WSFA-TV (https://bit.ly/1uXNN1R ) reports that Lowndes County residents are asking the county commission to force the county’s trash contractor to resume picking up garbage.

Jerry Heath says trash hasn’t been picked up at his home in Lowndesboro for a month. Carmen O’Donnell says she and other residents never know when trash pickups will occur.

The result is piles of garbage along Lowndes County roadsides. Residents say the trash attracts animals and looks disgusting.

Commission Chairman Robert Harris says officials are trying to correct the problem with the Hayneville-based Purdie and Sons Refuse Service. The county must give a 30-day notice before ending its contract, so a solution could be weeks away.

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