Thousands of residents in Corpus Christi have piles of trash sitting outside their homes. They have been waiting on the City to come by and pick it up for about two months.
Some of those residents said it's not only an eyesore. It's a health risk.
The City's Solid Waste Department has been behind schedule ever since a big storm that hit Corpus Christi back in May.
A few city dump trucks were out and about on Monday. One of the drivers said they're doing the best they can, but huge mounds of tires, mattresses, tree limbs and Tvs line the streets of the neighborhood near McArdle and Ayers.
The folks who live there said the piles have been sitting there for at least two months.
"It's all over this area," resident Carlos Budd said. "I understand they got a lot of work to do, but still, you kind of get a little frustrated."
"It makes it look gross and not like a nice neighborhood," resident Sara Trevino said.
Five kittens were found inside of a trash can sitting alongside a pile of trash someone threw out. KIII-TV Channel 3 News took them to the Humane Society, and all five kittens are in good shape and should be up for adoption in two or three weeks.
A few city dump trucks were in those neighborhoods Monday, so hopefully most of that trash and debris will be picked up by the end of the week.
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