BELTON, Mo. - The garbage bags in front of Lana McCubbins’ Belton home keep piling up.
Every day there’s a new bag of trash. Every day the smell gets worse. And every time she tries to call WCA Waste Corporation, who is responsible for picking up her and her neighbors’ garbage, she is greeted with an automated message.
“Thank you for calling WCA, formerly Town and Country Disposal… We are currently experiencing delays in Belton, Missouri. Please leave all materials curbside for collection.”
McCubbins said her trash has not been picked up for almost two weeks.
“Oh no, it’s not the first time they missed [my garbage]. But it’s the first time it’s gotten this bad,” she told 41 Action News.
This summer complaints over missed garbage pick-ups have piled up throughout the metro, prompting some cities and neighborhood associations to take action.