After facing numerous fines and violations, San Antonio shut down Ascent Recycling and Consulting in October. The plant was given a deadline to clean up. It has now blown past that deadline.
To make matter worse, Zachary Walter, the owner of Ascent Recycling and Consulting on Seguin Street, did not show up for a court date on Friday.
He claimed he was in a car accident.
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Residents of the area along with the city remain upset as they wait for the lot to be cleaned up.
“I see a lot of trash on our lawn so I just go outside and pick it up sometimes,” says Harmony Brooks, a neighbor.
“I’m not actually really happy that,” adds Brooks.
The plant was shut down by the city in October of 2016 after numerous fines and violations.
“At my house I've been having a lot of rat problems,” says Brooks.
Walter was given an extra 20 days to clean up, however failed to meet the March 31st deadline.