Detroit cleans up pile of trash along Hazlett Street left from June flooding

Residents say city didn’t respond to requests to remove garbage

City of Detroit cleans up pile of trash from June flooding

DETROIT – Residents living along Hazlett Street in Detroit have been living alongside a massive mess since the June floods.

Residents said they tried to reach out to the city on their own and nothing was getting done about the trash.

They became frustrated with the pile of trash and reached out to Help Me Hank. After Local 4 got involved, the city went out to clean up the trash.

The Detroit Department of Public Works is working longer than normal hours and has more crews on the streets.

You can use the Improve Detroit app to let the city know about problems. You will likely get a response within 48 hours.

You can also contact DPW directly.

About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.