New Bedford resident fed up with late night rummagers who leaves a mess

“I live in the west end off of Union Street, New Bedford about 7 blocks down from Buttonwood Park on a quiet little street. Myself, my son, and my dog were woken up last night at midnight then again around 1:00 am by garbage pickers.

They know when our trash days are and come in the night to rummage through everything! They are extremely loud and leave our barrels a mess. Last night my son was scared because it sounded like they were breaking into the house.

My neighbors and I have also been fined by the city for our garbage being a mess and having garbage in the recycling but it’s really not our fault.

Has anyone else had a similar situation? It is getting frustrating ?”-Kayla.