City to cleanup trash piling up outside Evansville home


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Trash piling up outside an Evansville house will be cleaned up by the city.

We first showed you this house on North Kentucky Avenue after neighbors brought it to our attention.

The city awarded a contract to clean up the property along with one other property owned by the same person.

And that contract is capped at $20,000.

Those involved in the process say removing all that trash will take about three days.

This home and its owner are no strangers to city officials.

They say they respond to complaints about piles of trash there at least twice a year.

“It’s a drain on our resources that we have this one property that we know is a repeat offender. It’s frustrating because we have enough random acts of people dumping in different places that we ultimately clean up, but this one when we know, we’re fairly certain that when we clean this within after a week a month, it’ll return.”

Family members tell us the person who owns the house is in jail and doesn’t have the money to pay for the cleanup.

City officials say the TV show “Hoarders” said it would pay for the cleanup if their camera crews were allowed inside the home and if the homeowner went to counseling.

We’re told the homeowner denied their request.

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(This story was originally published on October 17, 2019)

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