Tenants of West Farms building claim trash has piled up into mountain

Residents in an apartment building in the West Farms section of the Bronx say they have had enough of the sight, smell and sound of the trash piling up outside their building.

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2020, 11:20 PM

Updated 1,383 days ago

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Residents in an apartment building in the West Farms section of the Bronx say they have had enough of the sight, smell and sound of the trash piling up outside their building. 
They say a mountain of trash has been piled up for about three weeks at 2103 Honeywell Ave. 
David Figueroa lives on the first floor directly behind the layers of broken glass, dressers, chairs and shopping carts, which he says rodents are now calling home. 
He says the garbage at the building is out of control and that it isn’t the first time. 
Figueroa says residents have reached out to management but haven’t gotten any answers. 
He says the trash is nearly at eye level when he looks out of his windows. 
"It’s pretty high. It’s getting very close to my window. I’m afraid that rats are going to climb their way from the pile into my window,” said Figueroa. 
The Department of Sanitation tells News 12 that it has issued previous violations to the building, but not in the last month. 
It says it has spoken to management about the proper way to dispose of items for pickup. 
News 12 has reached out to the management company and has not heard back yet.


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