Residents complain about trash in neighbor's yard

Bono Trash Problem
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

BONO, AR (KAIT) - Neighbors along one road in Bono complain about the excessive amount of metal and trash in one yard.

A Craighead County Sheriff's deputy responded to a complaint along County Road 122.

The complainant told the deputy his neighbor had scrap metal and trash in the yard that was "extremely unsightly and created a hazard for him, his grandchildren and other kids in the neighborhood."

He also told the deputy the smell from the trash kept him from playing with his grandchildren in the yard.

The neighbor, William Miller, told the deputy he would remove the trailer with trash and straighten the scrap metal.

Region 8 News visited the neighborhood and Miller to see what people were complaining about and what Miller had to say.

Several neighbors said the trash and metal were not a good sight and wished it were cleaned up.

Miller said he understands the complaints but is trying his best to clean it up.

Miller said since he is in the scrap metal business, some of the items in his yard make him money.

"I am working on it. I got three teenage boys and a baby. I scrap for a living and scrap metal has been down so I can't really take it in and make anything," Miller said.

Miller wanted to assure his neighbors he is working on cleaning up his yard, but it is a process.

"I mean the trash we cannot afford the dumpster and stuff like that. So yeah it is a process and I am trying to organize it and that is about all I can do," Miller said.

He told Region 8 News he is planning to move the trailer with trash soon and will organize the metal each day at a time.

"It is getting better, I thought about this morning taking one trailer in but it is just a process, 32 cents a pound for aluminum you're not making much," Miller said.

Miller asked his neighbors to be patient while he cleans up the area. He does not want to upset anyone but also needs to make a living.

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