RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) – A Riverside man turned to 2 NEWS for help in finding out who will clear away the piles of trash littering his neighborhood.
George Miller says the mound of trash was left behind when people moved out of an apartment on Monday. The giant pile of couches and trash bags is across the street from Miller’s house, and he says he’s seen this happen before.
“Every time someone moves out over there, it’s piled up like that,” George Miller explained. “When you come back by and look at it tomorrow, there will be more bags where people pull up and throw stuff out on it.”
2 NEWS called the city manager of Riverside to see if someone was coming to pick up the trash, and it turns out that the apartments where the trash is piled a “city within a city.” The property is owned and run by Overlook Mutual Home, and the city is not responsible.
“We’re proud of Riverside,” Miller said. “Our councilmen do a super job here, but their hands are tied when it comes to Overlook.”
City leaders, and Miller himself have called the manager of Overlook properties. Miller believes this week’s heavy rains also kept the property’s waste provider from removing the garbage.
It bothers him most to think about people driving down Airway Road to get to Wright-Patt’s Freedom’s Call Tattoo this weekend.
“It makes Riverside look bad, it makes our area look bad, but we do try to keep our properties looking halfway decent.”