No trash collection in Flint due to expired contract

FLINT, Mich. -- First it was pipes full of lead-contaminated water.

Now residents of Flint, Michigan, are putting up with overflowing garbage cans due to an expired city contract and a government stalemate.

When the trash collection contract expired, the mayor and the city council couldn’t agree on a scavenger service.

The mayor wanted to go with the lowest bidder.  The council wanted the previous company to continue under the new contract.

The council has taken the matter to court and a judge could rule as early as today.

Meanwhile residents, still smarting from the health threat that was their water, are incensed they’re being asked to keep trash indoors until the dispute is settled.

Many residents are not honoring that request.