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Burn ban means trash is piling up

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Huberto Leil says trash is really getting in the way of his life. And, usually it's not a problem.

Leil usually burns his trash. But with a burn ban in effect, that is no longer an option.

But, a ticket for illegal burning isn't what worries him.

"I can burn my house, you know? A lot of damage for people around," said Leil.

Smith County Commissioner Terry Philips says it isn't the county's job to take away garbage in rural areas. He say's residents should take the trash to the landfill themselves or call a garbage service to haul it off.

But, for Huberto Leil, those aren't options because they are too expensive.  He says the growing mound of garbage on his property is dangerous for his animals and for himself.

So, until we get some rain...for Huberto, the trash stays.

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