Monday is trash day for the Holly Downs Community in Atlanta. But last month, that stopped.

For four weeks, trash has been piling up, sitting in the summer heat... and baking.

About a month ago on July 9, the City of Atlanta changed their trash pick-up schedule. And for some reason, the Holly Downs community, between Atlantic Station and Georgia Tech, was overlooked.

Matthew Myers is the HOA secretary in the community, and said he’s emailed the city, posted on ATL 311’s App and social media. No answer for a month

“So, this was last week on July 13th,” Myers relayed to 11Alive.


He told 11Alive he didn't know whether his messages to the City just didn't make it through or if they were just ignored.

“You know, they’ve got us somewhere because recyclables have been coming through intermittently," Myers explained.

11Alive's Hope Ford contacted the City to ask what happened to cause the pause in trash collection. Within two hours, while she was in the middle of speaking with Myers, a City of Atlanta inspector drove up. Suddenly, things were put in motion for a trash pick-up.


So, what happened?

The City of Atlanta explained they changed their pickup schedule and routes, the Holly Downs Community was somehow missed.

“(They) Said all of the people on this route, when they made the changes from rural areas, and they didn’t even know this area existed,” Meyers said.

And somehow, Matthew’s requests to ATL 311 and the City were missed.

So, the cans are empty for now, but this community hopes the following Monday, these guys will be back.

If this is happening in your area, email Hope Ford and let her know.