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Service Delays Lead to Horrid Trash Smells in New Jersey City

Holidays are fun until they cause large delays in trash collection, as Camden, New Jersey is finding out firsthand. For some, the issue is becoming unbearable.

July 12, 2023

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Holidays are fun until they cause large delays in trash collection, as Camden, New Jersey is finding out firsthand. For some, the issue is becoming unbearable.

"This is crazy. You see I have a rag on my face. We got mosquitoes, we got flies, raccoons, opossums, everything is in this trash," said Dawaun Truitt of Camden.

Residents are asking for their city to take some action on the landfill smell issue, noting that the smell is ruining their quality of life.

"We can't even barbecue if we want 'cause there's so many mosquitoes and flies. Just look at it piles of trash. You got trash there, you got trash all around here," said Truitt.

"Maggots coming out of the trash, it's ridiculous. They haven't picked up our recycling for two weeks," said Nancy Ruiz of Camden. "Why should we have to live like this? It smells like something died.”

A spokesperson for WM, the service who picks up Camden’s trash said in a statement: "Summer residential waste volumes can be among the heaviest of the year and those volumes, in combination with last week's holiday when we did not service the city, have resulted in spot collection delays. We are working to correct this and hope to be caught up by the end of the day Wednesday, July 12. We apologize for any inconvenience these delays have caused."

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