CREATED Aug. 1, 2013
NAPLES Fla.- Some Naples beach goers stumbled upon a stinky situation after they said trash has been overflowing garbage cans and scattered all over the ground.
Naples resident Brian Doyle said he spends most of his time soaking up the sand, sun and breathtaking views of city beaches.
" Via Miramar is one of my favorites, it has a great running path that brings me up and back." Doyle said.
But said Monday's trip to the beach didn't give him the scenery he expected.
"This bin was overflowed and there was no place for people to dispose of their trash and recycling." Doyle said.
Doyle took pictures of the garbage cans lined along the beach entrance. They showed trash overflowing the garbage cans and recycling containers.
"There were flies buzzing around and a putrid odor of rotting whatever trash was in there. Unfortunately that's going to attract rodents as well." Doyle said.
The Solid Waste Department Superintendent for the city of Naples told FOX 4 that recycle containers are serviced once a week out of season and twice a week in season. Garbage is picked up on weekdays, weekends and holidays.
The superintendent said he's been informed about Doyle's concerns and is monitoring the beach access points and will continue to monitor the area to eliminate problems.
Doyle said he hopes that is the case for the sake of the city.
" If we're having tourists and people visit during the summertime and you go back with a bad smell in your nose so to speak, perhaps passing it on to other people wouldn't be good for business." Doyle said.