Trash causing problems in Denver neighborhood

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DENVER -- Globeville resident David Acosta is fed up with people dumping putrid garbage in his neighborhood at night.

“It's just crazy. I wouldn't go in their neighborhood and throw my junk," he said.

Now that the weather is getting warm, the smell is overwhelming.

“Mattresses, trash, old trash bags, tires ... there might be food in the bags still or whatever is rotting," Acosta said.

Acosta said Denver crews have responded to calls to clean up the mess before, but the gruesome trash heap keeps reappearing within feet of an illegal dumping warning sign posted by the Denver Police Department.

Denver Public Works said a new report was not made, so inspectors were unaware of the most recent dumping.

"Denver Public works will send a right of way services inspector to check out the trash issue near the 4500 block of North Cahita Court by [Wednesday] morning," the department said in a statement.

The mess will be cleaned up after the inspection is complete.

Residents can report illegal dumping by calling 311 or take pictures of the problem area and post them to the city's website.

Other metro-area cities have websites and phone numbers to report illegal dumping.

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