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Trash piles up on defunct southern Indiana waste collection business

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Customers say their trash hasn't been picked up for a month and, in some cases, longer. Customers say their trash hasn't been picked up for a month and, in some cases, longer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Trash has been piling up on curbs in southern Indiana and with the company that's supposed to collect it going out of business, customers are asking what to do.

"No one ever answers the phone, no one ever returns a call," Ashia Davis said. "They promise to come out and get it. It might be this week, it might be two weeks."

It might be never. A voice mail greeting saying "we are no longer in business" is all you'll get if you call Hoosier Pick-up.

The recording says the trash company went out of business due to customers not paying their bills and rumors about owner Lyndal Woosley Junior.

"We've received several complaints, 36 in the past year," Better Business Bureau spokesperson Reanna Smith-Hamblin said.

Customers say their trash hasn't been picked up for a month and, in some cases, longer.

"We have tried to talk to the owner and he wanted to help, wanted to respond to complaints and solve the issues. But, so far, there have been no responses and no solving the issues," Smith Hamblin said.

A look at the company's history points to serious issues.

According to state police, Hoosier Pick-up trucks were the subject of inspections ten times in the last two years -- and, almost every time, trucks had broken parts or drivers were operating without proper licenses.

Woosley himself has a host of issues -- court records show years of traffic violations, battery and drug charges that are only weeks old.

"I want my money back, but I'll probably never see it," former customer Joy Davis said.

Authorities say that might be true as criminal charges aren't likely.

"Unfortunately there's not a whole lot to do in this circumstance except start a lawsuit," Smith-Hamblin said.

For customers hoping to get their money back, the BBB suggests filing a complaint with the Attorney General's office.

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