10 trucks of garbage collected from old woman’s apartment
BURSA- Demirören News Agency
Units from the cleaning services department of the Osmangazi Municipality in the western province of Bursa collected a total of 10 truckloads of waste from a 70-year-old woman’s house.
The neighbors, disturbed by the pungent smell coming from the house, called the authorities and the police.
When the units from the local municipality entered the 160-square-meter flat, they found waste in every room. It took hours for them to clean the flat. In the end, they collected 10 truckloads of garbage.
Şaziye Karlıova, the old woman, lives with her bedridden son. “I collect all these for my son’s dowry,” Karlıova said.
“As the temperatures started to rise, the smell from the house became unbearable. We could not even step into the apartment, the smell was so intense. We were concerned that a fire could break out,” Turan Tınk, a neighbor, said.
“For years, she has come back home with four or five bags. She brings anything she finds on the streets or outdoor markets to her home. As smell started to come out of the flat, we figured that she was hoarding garbage,” he said.