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Philadelphia City Councilman Urges Mayor Kenney To Hire Private Firms To Solve Trash Crisis

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A city councilman is offering a solution to Philadelphia's trash collection delays. The Streets Department is struggling to collect mounds of trash that is leaving a major stench in neighborhoods.

In a letter to Mayor Jim Kenney, Councilman Brian O'Neill urged the mayor to hire outside trash collection companies to assist with pickup.

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The city blames the delays on more people being at home and recent storms.

While Councilman O'Neill blames sickouts by sanitation workers.

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