Aloha hotel cited for massive pile of garbage

Aloha hotel cited for massive pile of garbage

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by Wayne Havrelly, KGW Staff

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Posted on February 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 4:56 PM

ALOHA, Ore. -- It's been a growing eyesore at the intersection of 198th Ave and Tualatin Valley Highway for more than a month.

"I don't know if someone has made this their dumping yard or what," said Denise Christian who lives nearby.

America's Best Inn and Suites in Aloha is going through a renovation, but instead of hauling away the old mattresses and nail filled construction debris, it has been piling up in the parking lot, which is shared with a Walgreen's pharmacy. 

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On Friday it was about 50 yards long.

"One thing about a site this size," said Code Enforcement Officer Andre Bjorhnskov. "It becomes attractive for other people to do illegal dumping at the same site." 

After watching our Unit 8 reports, Washington County code enforcement officers promptly cited the hotel for a violation of the county's nuisance ordinance. The hotel has 15 days to clean up the remodeling waste, but workers were ordered to immediately clean up the smelly garbage that had accumulated.

"We have already ordered a garbage company to put everything in dumpsters first thing Monday morning," said hotel manager Sarah Kay.

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