Tuscaloosa leaders address roadside garbage complaints
By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Rachel Nadeau
Tuscaloosa city leaders have responded to a complaint from a resident about roadside trash littered along Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Garbage including car tires, household garbage and even dead animals is scattered throughout a ditch on the side of the road, and in some cases is overflowing.
The long-term neglect and failure from the city to clean up the area is disrespectful to the people who live there, the resident said, but it’s also disrespectful to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
Tuscaloosa Director of Infrastructure Selvin Greene took responsibility for the lack of response in the area, and said he’s working with his team on planning proper cleanup procedures.
That plan will be adjusted as necessary so things don’t get this bad again, he said, and the city will continue looking at measures to discourage future dumping.
The city has not announced when the clean-up will begin.