Trainloads of New Jersey garbage are raising a stink in western New York.
Residents of the village of Depew have been complaining all summer about the garbage trains left idling for hours on CSX railroad tracks. Village trustee Linda Hammer tells the Buffalo News she has spoken to CSX about the sickening smell, but the problem persists.
“Every time a breeze blows, you get a whiff of this stinky garbage,” she told the paper. “It can be overwhelming.”
The trains go through the village eight miles east of Buffalo on their way from New Jersey to Kentucky.
After getting no response from CSX officials, Deputy Mayor Steven Hoffman and some residents contacted Sen. Charles Schumer's office, hoping he'll be able to get CSX to resolve the problem.
Schumer says he's urging CSX to find an alternate, non-residential location for the trains.
A CSX spokesman told the News he had no immediate comment.