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Trash dumped on Hilda Drive takes up entire lane

Residents are unhappy with trash taking up an entire lane on Hilda Drive. Source: WLBT Residents are unhappy with trash taking up an entire lane on Hilda Drive. Source: WLBT
Residents are unhappy with trash taking up an entire lane on Hilda Drive. Source: WLBT Residents are unhappy with trash taking up an entire lane on Hilda Drive. Source: WLBT
Residents are unhappy with trash taking up an entire lane on Hilda Drive. Source: WLBT Residents are unhappy with trash taking up an entire lane on Hilda Drive. Source: WLBT
Residents are unhappy with trash taking up an entire lane on Hilda Drive. Source: WLBT Residents are unhappy with trash taking up an entire lane on Hilda Drive. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

While some of us are doing spring cleaning, it looks like someone dumped their debris right in the middle of the road.

"This is just one example of what you will see going down our street," said Ruth Ann Rigby, gesturing to a pile of trash left covering an entire lane on Hilda Drive.

Ruth Ann Rigby say she has lived on Hilda Drive her entire life.

She and her husband Joseph say the street serves as a truck route and at some point on Saturday, the Rigbys say one of those trucks decided to get rid of its load...right in the middle of the street.

"Where we live is actually not too far from the dump," said Ruth Ann Rigby. "So I think people choose to dump here on our street, rather than go to the dump and pay the fee it takes to dump their materials."

The Little Dixie Landfill and Madison South Rubbish Landfill are both right down the road.

The trash isn't just in one spot, either. 

At least half a dozen of them are spaced across the road, forcing drivers to navigate around them.

The Rigbys have noticed those drivers are often police officers who go right on by.

"We met with our supervisor, Darrel McQuarter," said Joseph Rigby. "He also had City representatives there and they had actually been out here a couple of days before, so they're aware of the situation we've got."

"We also called the police department because it's obviously a hazard, and if somebody hits it, they're going to flip their vehicle, because it's mortar, and bricks, and all those things in it," added Ruth Ann Rigby.

This isn't the first time Hilda Drive has had a problem. 

There are also water leaks from fire hydrants and other broken lines from one end of the street to the other.

"We've tried to bring attention to it by going and having meetings with our supervisor - going through the proper channels, if you will, and getting no response. No response, no proper action," said Ruth Ann Rigby.

The Rigbys have complained to their supervisor before about potholes - the trucks going over them constantly only makes them worse.

"I'm not sure what the delay is," said Joseph Rigby. "I'm not sure if it's the argument of who owns the street, or if it's the money situation, or what it is. But someone needs to take care of the street, because people use this road!"

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