Neighbors breathe sigh of relief after management uses U-Haul truck to remove mounds of trash

Mounds of trash cleared from apartment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It's been three days since neighbors at a Jacksonville apartment complex called Action News Jax to help them get answers about mounds of smelly trash piling up.

A city spokesperson told Action News Jax Wednesday Villas at Cedar Creek Apartments didn't pay the trash bill

Sky Action News Jax flew above the complex Thursday afternoon to get an aerial look at piles of trash finally being removed.

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In the video you can see three men working to remove trash overflowing from several dumpsters and then loading it onto the back of a U-Haul truck.

This is Gloria Sirmans' first year living at the complex.

"That is ridiculous that our trash has to be like that," Sirmans explained.

Action News Jax investigates told you Wednesday when the city said the complex didn't pay the trash bill.

"It shouldn't be a U-Haul picking it up. It's supposed to be a dump truck," added Sirmans.

Action News Jax found out Advanced Disposal has not collected trash from the complex in over a month.

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When Action News Jax investigator Jamarlo Phillips went to the complex Thursday the property manager told us garbage trucks were on the way.

"Advanced Disposal is on their way out here. Can you tell us who is moving the trash? My staff. So, the trash is being moved onto the U-Haul. Where is it going next? Dump," said the property manager.

It's something Sirmans is still not happy about.

"It wasn't like that when we first moved in," she explained.

Some neighbors said they're just happy they're finally getting some relief.