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Problem Solvers: Tulsa business owner frustrated by unsightly dumping ground

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 19:43:22-05

TULSA, Okla. — A trash pile behind Laura Prisienscano's business in Tulsa is growing.

Laura said she's been reporting the trash for years to the city but it's still a problem.

The corner is covered with old TVs, paint cans, computer parts, clothes, and trash.

"I want it cleaned up. Yeah, I just want it cleaned up," said Laura Prisienscano.

The trash sits just off the road at 107th and 81st in front of a PSO substation.

"I make complaints yearly I call often they usually give me a case number once a year," said Prisienscano.

The trash also shows up in the street and along the wooded area up and down the road.

"I've seen people get out of cars and drag bags into the woods over here," said Prisienscano.

Laura is worried the trash encourages unsavory activity in the area.

"I've noticed people over here gathering, and I worry about drugs, drinking, and we had a homeless camp in the woods across the street," said Prisienscano.

She's also worried about what is being dumped and its impacts.

"I'm just worried about you know, the environment besides the fact that it's a complete eyesore for the businesses around here," said Prisienscano.

Working in Neighborhoods Supervisor Brant Pitchford told 2 Works for You that the location of the trash is on private property. The land is owned by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

Pitchford said the city has contacted a representative with PSO who said they'll have a crew clean it up Monday.

To report illegal dumping on city property, contact 311.

However, if the trash is on private property, the city is not responsible for cleaning it up.

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