Residents in Cape Coral continue to dump their trash at the city’s Cultural Park Theater, but it’s not supposed to be used as a trash drop-off site any longer.
Still, people keep dropping mattresses and broken plastic at the park.
“I have definitely become the executive director and the trash monitor at Cultural Park,” said Michael Moran, executive director of the Cultural Park Theater.
Moran was greeted Thursday by a mountain of trash in a dumpster when he arrived at work.
“Actually, that’s the dumpster for the theater, so it means we have no place to put our trash,” Moran said. “It’s actually gotten to the point where we’re afraid it’s going to draw rats towards the building,”
Moran called the issue an eyesore and a health hazard.
The city said they are working to catch those who are responsible and prevent people from dumping trash illegally.
A Waste Pro crew eventually took the garbage away. The company needed people to bring their trash to drop-off sites after a few weeks of falling behind on collection.
Waste Pro says that is no longer the case now.
If people are still experiencing issues with their trash pickup, they should call 311, said Cape Coral Mayor John Gunter.
“We will contact Waste Pro to try to make sure your issue was resolved,” Gunter said.
The theater is off-limits for those seeking to discard their trash.