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Parish fighting to get rid of junk in mobile home park

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DENHAM SPRINGS- There's a battle over trash in one Livingston Parish subdivision.

There are about 300 mobile homes in Eastover Estates, a mobile home subdivision outside of Denham Springs.

Only half of them have trash collection causing a major trash problem in the neighborhood.

Livingston Parish councilwoman, Joan Landry, wants to add waste management to residents water bills who live in Eastover, so everyone will have trash collection.

"It's so essential. I have people burning there trash which is illegal. They're leaving it out in the street, leaving it on vacant lots, and vacant mobile homes because they have nowhere to put their trash," said councilwoman, Joan Landry.

Some neighbors do as they please with their trash because theres no manadatory garbage pickup.

Residents would switch to Allied Waste under the city of Denham Springs contract for trash collection.

Right now residents in the area use Waste Management and pay about $77 every four months but that could change if the subdivision switches to Allied Waste, which would cost $20 a month.

The resolution goes before the parish council tomorrow.



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