VIEW SLIDESHOW OF OVERFLOWING DUMPSTER
On Thursday morning, a walled-off area for dumpsters was covered in all kinds of garbage, so much that you couldn't even see the two Dumpsters beneath it all at first glance.
"If this was a rich neighborhood it would have been solved already," Mary Blea, who lives in the building nearby, said.
It got so bad that she couldn't stomach throwing her garbage bags on top of the growing pile.
"I go up the street and dump it at King Soopers or I take it to work with me and throw it there," Blea said.
She says the apartment managers have said for days they're working to get it fixed, but the trash heap just kept growing.
9NEWS went into the management office to get some answers, but nobody would talk with us on camera.
An office worker did say tell us that Denver Rubbish Removal was responsible for the problem, but the family-owned company says that's not so.
The company says it sent garbage trucks to the Dumpsters several times, but each time the apartment complex failed to clear the ice and snow out of the way so they could be rolled out and dumped into the truck.
"You guys needed to clear the snow out of the way," garbage collector Dennis Smith told employees at the complex. "You didn't do that."
Denver Rubbish has hauled trash for this complex since it was built in 2004.
Smith tells us this is the first time he's had problems with the complex. He believes a recent sale of the property could be behind this all.
New owners will start managing the complex on Jan. 1.
"As soon as this sold, they kind of quit taking care of it," Smith said.
Smith says the complex doesn't pay Denver Rubbish to clean trash off the ground, just to empty Dumpsters and haul trash away. But he pitched in and helped maintenance workers pick up the mess anyway so the people living there can finally stop looking at a massive trash heap.
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