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Hoosier Pick-Up says it's out of business, while customers demand refunds

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GEORGETOWN, Ind. (WDRB) -- An Indiana trash company is no longer in business. Hoosier Pick-Up in Georgetown has shut down for good.

Some customers say their trash has piled up for nearly a month, and now they demand a refund.

"Well they were cheaper than anybody else," said Joy Davis, who told WDRB that's why she hired the company about a year and a half ago.

"We had good service up until here recently," she said.

Her daughter Ashia says the trash outside her home in Elizabeth, Ind., has piled up for three weeks.

"Now it's getting to the point where you're worried about varmints and rodents and raccoons,” Ashia Davis said. “You know, stray animals coming in and making and mess and who's left to clean it up, an elderly lady? I don't think it's right."

Her mom called the company with no luck and says she already pre-paid through July.

"It's been a hassle because you never get nothing,” Joy Davis said. “Nobody never talked to nobody."

When we called Hoosier Pick-Up the recording said, “Thanks for calling Hoosier Pick-Up. We are no longer in business."

During a phone interview, owner Lyndal Woosley said he opened the business back in 2009 and that everything was fine until December when his four trucks started having mechanical issues.

As of April, he says all customers combined were past due by $123,000.

This message is now on his company's voicemail: "I do apologize for any inconvenience. It's just at this time we have went out of business due to all the rumors about Hoosier Pick-Up and the owner and people not paying their bills."

Woosley says his family's been threatened, they've had to contact police and even move.

“They never once picked out trash up after we paid," Lea Howell said.

She set up a Facebook page for others who've had issues with the company, and it now has more than 100 members.

One person posted a picture saying they'll give up their trash can when they get a refund. Until then, the can is chained up to a tree.

Howell is ready to file a lawsuit, and asks for people to join her page and fight with her.

"We would like to get as many people as we can so that we can get the process going,” Howell said. “Maybe reach out to an attorney who'd be willing to take the case and help us get our money back."

That's something Joy Davis is after too.

"I want my money back, you know, but I'll probably never see it," she said.

Woosley hopes to have a new phone message up and running by Wednesday for people looking for a refund.

He says the company just needs its trash cans back before that can happen.

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