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Residents frustrated by trash littered on Middletown street

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Residents of Middle Street said the road is littered with items such as candy wrappers and beer bottles. (WFSB) Residents of Middle Street said the road is littered with items such as candy wrappers and beer bottles. (WFSB)
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WFSB) -

Middletown city officials said they are unable to clean up a residential street covered in trash.

Residents of Middle Street said the road is littered with items like candy wrappers and beer bottles.

The street is near a trash facility, but the city said there's no proof of where the trash is coming from.

Joe Gonzalez has consistently had to pick up trash that has wound up in his yard.

He said empty beer bottles aren't even the worst of what he's found.

"Toilet paper. It was pretty gross. Used toilet paper, of course," said Gonzalez.

Stefan Sorenson has had a similar problem with trash being left on his property.

"Plastic cups, cans, you name it," said Sorenson.

He said the trash could come from garbage trucks that drive down the street.

"When garbage gets taken, and the trucks now have the arms and they don't have the people that actually monitor what comes out and pick it up, the driver doesn't get out of the truck, so that's an option," said Gonzalez.

Managers with Dainty Facility on Industrial Park Road said they've been contacted by town officials.

The company said they are confident the trash is not coming from their trucks.

Many of the trucks are covered and many companies come in to use the transfer station.

The crews inspect their route and pick up trash that may have fallen out, according to officials.

Neighbors said they will be more vigilant are are trying to catch whoever is responsible.

They hope that taking matters into their own hands will lead to the streets staying clean again.

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