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Southern Highlands residents fed up over dumped mattresses

Posted at 12:03 AM, Oct 18, 2016

Used mattresses with graffiti on them have been piling up at the end of Polaris Avenue.

People who live in the Southern Highlands neighborhood are fed up. They said the mattresses have been showing up sporadically over the past year.

It's not only become an eyesore for the community; it is also a hazard for families who live in the area, said an anonymous Good Samaritan.

"You don't know what's in them or what's on them, it's just disgusting," said Jim Budnick, a single father who recently moved to area.

That's why an anonymous Good Samaritan said she decided to take action.

"I walk here I live here I got kids that live down the street. ... They are all here they see those things," she said.

This is the second time in two days she's taken matters into her own hands.

"I just think people just don't care because the system doesn't care," she said.
And the fact that this is happening at a dead end rather than an actual address means likely no garbage pickup.

The Good Samaritan wasn't going to wait for someone else to take care of the trash.

"Whenever they go up I will take it down," the anonymous Good Samaritan said.
And for as long as that's the case, she said there is just no reason for it to be up.