Charleston, South Carolina – In multiple occasion we reported that the trash in the Charleston downtown area is increasing issue for the people living there.
Now the problem seems to be even bigger with the students back in town as the recent student parties filled the streets with trash and the residents are furious of the latest events.
Following a several students parties, people living in Cannonborough-Elliottborough have had to start cleaning up themselves as trash lines the streets.
The trash has been an issue for the people there for some time now and the local residents are now seeking students help in an effort to keep the are clean.
Will Greene, the vice president of the Cannonborough-Elliottborough Neighborhood Association, says that he wants to have more help from the students to keep the roads clean.
The most of the trash recently is seen during late night and early morning hours when the student parties are over.
“We’ll get the spill out and it’ll just be trash and urine and beer cups all over the place. They kind of leave in a wake of trash. Not to mention the noise late at night,” said Greene.
Greene added that the locals are happy to see the students back in town and that they have nothing against them, but are asking them to be more hygiene aware and help the locals to keep the neighborhood clean.
“We’re looking for a little more interaction with the actual students, maybe some of the greek life leadership, maybe some of the student leadership,” said Greene.
The College of Charleston said that students who disrupt neighbors will face action from the school’s code of conduct. The City of Charleston is working on a solution to help hold landlords and tenants accountable.
Some of the owners that rent their properties to students are out of state and some properties are company owned. The City of Charleston is already working on the case looking for a solution to find a way to be in contact with all of the landlords when needed.
“(The owners) will have to provide the city with contact information for a person in close proximity of Charleston that we can contact in a timely manner when there are issues at these properties,” said Dan Riccio, Director of Livability for the City of Charleston.
He said that the project should be ready for implementation in the upcoming few months and he believes that will surely help in solving the current trash issue in the downtown area.