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UPDATE: Republic Services removes trash that piled up for weeks at businesses

One owner claims trash company failed to act
Posted at 10:15 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 22:06:26-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE: 4-15-19:

Republic Services has come by and collected all of the trash from the location.

A spokesperson said there appeared to be some confusion among the business complex tenants as to when their collection day was.

A route auditor will be sent to speak to all of the tenants to make sure they are appropriately setup for service.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Several business owners say they are having a tough time getting rid of bags of trash that have been piling up for weeks near Desert Inn Road and Arville Street.

The problem has been so bad that some employees have resorted to taking the trash home and disposing of it there.

"I don't know what to do, I'm at my wits' end," said Jerry Threet, owner of Extreme Reloading.

Threet said the trash at his ammunition case processing facility had not been collected in at least three weeks.

"I just kind of, I hate to say, I've thrown in the towel," said Threet.

Threet showed 13 Investigates a log of nearly every time he has contacted Republic Services since May of 2018.

Threet said there is no apparent reason why the trash will not be consistently picked up.

"We've made multiple attempts to call them and reach out, and nothing ever gets done," said Enrique Jauregui with Exotic Leather Works.

A visit to the complex shows trash piling up and overflowing collection bins and dumpsters.

Inside Extreme Reloading, trash is being stored inside the warehouse.

13 Investigates contact Republic Services and a representative said they are looking into the situation.

13 Investigates has learned the trash will be collected on Friday but business owners say it remains to be seen if the collection will remain consistent.

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