INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Many Irvington residents are worried about trash from the CSL Plasma Center causing problems in the neighborhood. Several people told 24 Hour News 8 that the problem has been going on for years.
A photo posted on Facebook of an overflowing dumpster sparked outrage from many neighbors. Some say the photo was the final straw.
Business owners and nearby neighbors say they’ve seen bloody bandages, gauze, medical gloves and other waste since the building went up. Now, the trash is spilling over across the streets and into people’s yards and storefronts.
Jennifer Hayes owns a deli across the street from the center and says her 4-year-old son nearly picked up a bloody band aid. She says she’s thankful she caught him this time, but worries about it happening again.
Other parents echo Hayes’ concerns, especially since an IPS school is right across the street.
24-Hour News 8 contacted the Marion County Health and Hospital, State Health Department, IDEM and Code enforcement. None of the agencies were aware of any issues, but sent someone to check out the plasma center.
Marion County Health and Hospital said it did not find any hazardous materials and the center was working to clean up the parking lot.
We reached out to CSL, but no one would talk on camera. A manager said the parking lot is cleaned daily.