Trash issue resolved in Pontiac schools

(WXYZ) - Trash piled up at some Pontiac schools this past week because of an unpaid bill.

Gloria Price, a cook at the Kennedy Owen Elementary-Middle School in Pontiac, says there was so much garbage at the school this week that she couldn't even get into the kitchen.

"This is a health hazard," said Price. "It can't stay here, it's right next door to where I'm cooking."

The trash had been building since the school opened after the holidays on Monday.

Gloria tried calling the health department and the school district, and with no response-- she called 7 Action News for help. 

We spoke with the Pontiac Director of Facilities who says the trash collections are supposed to be Monday, Wednesday and Friday. But, they didn't pick it up at some Pontiac schools because they said they didn't get paid.

"We're very concerned that's why we're addressing the issue and talking with you now," said Robert Englund Pontiac Director of Facilities.

Englund says there was an amount of $2,400 that was owed and that was paid on Tuesday.

Before our piece aired on Thursday, 7 Action News received word that the trash had finally been removed.

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