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People Continue To Dump Illegally In Lansing

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LANSING MICH. (WLNS) -

Imagine have a dumpsite full of garbage and old furniture right across the street from your business? Well for some people that pile of trash is reality.

The old Metro Bowl parking lot on Lansing's south side has become the new place to dump unwanted sofas and mattresses.

Business owner Ali Kejjan has been at the Metro Plaza for 8 months, and he says the trash has been there for about a month and a half, and he wants it gone.

"It makes us feel awful it doesn't look professional," said Kejjan. "It looks bad and its bad for the business in the area."

Kejjan's business is fairly new but says even an eyesore like the trash is affecting his clientele.

"I mean we invest a lot of money into this place and it looks nice, but across the street, it hurts our business," said Kejjan.

The city of Lansing says they have visited that dumpsite plenty of times for cleanup and they are well aware of the issue.

"We're very concerned about the health and safety of this neighborhood," says Scott Sanford, lead housing director for the city of Lansing. "There's a lot of kids that live in the neighborhood south of this property."

The property is owned by a company called Lambency group LLC. It is their responsibility to clean up the mess, but they have not done so this year. So the city has stepped in, in fact they've been called five times this year for the trash and sent the owners 12 letters.

"We don't want anybody getting hurt, so we maintain it, we drive by there on a weekly basis and we take constant reports on it," says Sanford.

Sanford also added that the next time the dumpsite will be cleaned up will be within the next 2-8 days.

6 News tried to reach out to the company that owns the property, whom are based in grand rapids, but we were unsuccessful.

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