Residents fed up with mold and trash at Pasco apartment complex

Credit: Sean Martin Location: Summer Lake Villas

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) — Residents at Summer Lake Villas in New Port Richey are fed up and frustrated after piles of trash continue to be left at the complex’s dumpster.

At one point, the dumpster was so full, dozens of bags were left spilling onto the street. Many residents said they’ve seen rodents, like rats and raccoons, rummaging through the garbage.

Mario Abad lives at the complex. He said he doesn’t understand why management continues to let the garbage pile up.

“That mountain of trash has been here for more than two weeks. I asked management about it, and they wouldn’t comment to me,” Abad said.

Another resident describes the smell as “horrible.”

This isn’t he first time 8 On Your Side has been contacted regarding maintenance problems at Summer Lake Villas.

In the summer of 2016, residents with disabilities were left stranded in their second story apartments after most of the elevators broke when they were struck by lightning. It took weeks to repair, leaving the residents with no help for more than a week.

8 On Your Side reached out to the management team at the complex.

They told said waste management skipped a pick up day. They said it wasn’t an issue of payment, that they did pay to have the trash picked up.

Soon after speaking with the manager, waste management showed up to clean up the mess. The manager was also out at the dumpster helping to get everything cleaned up.

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