Trash still floods neighborhood despite code enforcement intervention

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Trash cans are still overflowing at a Memphis home weeks after the trash was brought to the public's attention.

It's been about a month since WMC Action News 5 first showed you the "junkyard house." It's been another two weeks since environmental court ruled no occupants were allowed on the property.

Yet, little has changed.

"It's obvious to me that nothing is going on actually," Rev. Gerald Azike said. "Rather it's like the whole place, they're bringing things more."

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Azike is a pastor at Saint James Catholic Church, just a few houses down from the "junkyard house."

Azike said things improved with the ruling, but conditions plummeted soon after.

"It's as if nothing has actually happened because you see a lot of people still there and new faces," Azike said. "So I actually don't know what's going on."

With school starting, children have to deal with the trash pile as they walk to and from class.

"It is really difficult, because there is a school nearby and the kids pass through the place," Azike said.

He wants code enforcement to conduct a follow up to put some action behind the court decision.

"To enforce the judgment that was given," he said.

He hopes it can lead to the eyesore finally being erased from the otherwise orderly community.

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