Dumping site gets facelift in Flint

As part of "Love Your City Month," residents on Flint's north side cleaned up a popular dumping spot along Kelly Alley.

That's between Pierson and Clio Roads.

But the residents say they've waited all month for the pile of debris, furniture and trash to be picked up.

They were upset until Wednesday when the residents finally got their wish.

Officials at Republic Services, who agreed to help the city pick up the added waste during the month, say it was a case of miscommunication.

"We can't take care of something we don't know about now we do know about it so we'll get it taken care of," said Bob Borchers, General Manager of Republic Services.

Borchers says although it's not in their contract with the City of Flint, they have agreed to pick up trash during "Love Your City Month" in areas they usually would not.

Wednesday when Republic Services showed up to pick up the trash in Kelly Alley, residents were ecstatic.

"We cheered when that red truck drove up. I'm like yes! We cheered and we appreciate Republic coming out and finally picking up and finally stepping up to the plate," said Flint resident and volunteer Phyllis Clark.

This is the final week for pickup in coordination with "Love Your City Month."

Republic Services is picking up brush throughout the week.