Heights resident says neighborhood dead-end has turned into a garbage dumping ground

HOUSTON – A resident of the Heights neighborhood in Houston said her a dead-end in her neighborhood has been a dumping ground for garbage that isn’t welcome. She said the garbage is creating a hazard for reisdents who live nearby but said she is struggling to be heard.

Cheri Goodwin lives near Maxroy Street and Hurst Street in the Heights. However, after moving in the area in December, she has become all too familiar with the garbage in the area which has been sitting in the ditch for a while.

"There's these big beautiful trees and a lovely little park area, and as I walk down [Hurst Street]...I could see [sofas]!" Goodwin said.

She wasn’t kidding. A walk down Hurst St. towards the dead end will reveal several sofas and furniture.

"There was a chair back there," Goodwin explained walking along the road, examining the ditch.

After passing several chairs, Goodwin saw another chunk of garbage.

“Oh a tire,” Goodwin said. “Here’s the sofa!”

Goodwin said she had already put in multiple reports only to be redirected.