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Garbage complaints continue in Tipton Co.

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RIPLEY, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The complaints are still pouring in about ABC Waste failing to pick up customer's trash. The trash appears to be piling up, despite the Millington-based company's voicemail saying its service has returned to normal.

Customers say their calls are not being returned by ABC Waste and the trash along streets and in driveways is an unwanted sight.

"It's disgusting to look out and see the trash piled up by the road," said Lena Herron, who lives in Ripley, Tenn. "I'm paying for service and not getting service."

Herron says her trash has been sitting in her driveway for more than two weeks. In addition, she claims the company just withdrew $60 from her bank account, which is supposed to pay for the next three months of service.

Now, she wants to cancel her service because she says ABC Waste is not fulfilling their part of the deal.

"In order to cancel my service, its automatic payment, you have to have your account number and there's no way to contact them to get the number to cancel the service," she explained.

Last week, customers in Tipton County were facing similar problems. They say ABC Waste finally came late last week to collect piles of trash, but that was the last time anyone saw the company on the streets.

"I don't like trash in my yard, trash in my house," said Lesley Voss, who canceled his service with the company. "I like my things to be neat and a garbage can sitting at the road for three weeks isn't neat."

Voss says many of her friends around Ripley are also canceling their services.

Action News 5's Justin Hanson paid a visit to ABC Waste in Millington on Thursday. He noticed trash piled up in bins and several of the trucks appeared to be broken down.

The company told Hanson last week they would give unhappy customers a credit to their accounts.

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