Trash is piling up in parts of South Bend. The city's trash pick-up schedule is behind by a few weeks because the snow is still too high for trucks to cut through in the alleyways.
Folks around South Bend are waiting for their trash to be picked up.
For some it's been at least three weeks since a truck has been through their alley
Some of the trash bins are overflowing while trash is piling up and in the streets.
The city does not plow alleys. However some neighborhoods hire private contractors to keep them clear.
The city is asking for patience while they work to pick up all of the trash and asking people to shovel their alleys if they aren't clear.
Franklin Fielder from the South Bend Department of Public Works Department says, “What would be nice is if you can get out and at least shovel around your can, where we can get it cause after the alleys get plowed they get buried in snow. Then we have to pull and tug and then we've got some places where the trash can is buried.”
The city is reminding people that the garbage trucks are much heavier and wider than cars and have a harder time navigating their way through the alleys.
However if you are still waiting for pick-up please continue to call 311.