Indiana’s Attorney General is pursuing legal against Tippecanoe Waste Removal for failing to collect residential trash after taking payments from customers.
Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse this morning.
He says consumers were asked to make upfront payments during November and December of 2013 for – at minimum – the next three months of trash and recycling pick up.
But Zoeller says the company failed to pick up the trash beginning in late December and then closed its doors in January.
He says the state is willing to work with the owners to refund money for services not rendered, but filing the lawsuit is a necessary step.
Zoeller says his office has received 318 consumer complaints so far, but the number of people affected is likely well over 1,000.
He says consumers who are currently part of the lawsuit reported losses totaling $15,748.