In a shocking video obtained by LNN, Lakewood sanitation workers from the Department of Public Works can be seen allowing their truck to swallow trash cans together with trash they were collecting.
The homeowner was watching through their window and immediately approached the sanitation workers asking them where their trash cans were. The workers responded with laughter and pointed at other trash cans belonging to a neighbor.
At least two trash cans were dumped during this incident caught on surveillance video from a neighbor. The first one can be seen in the video, while the second one is hard to see but also occurred at the end of the video.
The homeowners reached out to the township reporting this incident. The township was very surprised to hear about this incident as the Lakewood DPW employees are known for their professionalism.
The township provided new trash cans at no cost to the homeowners and the incident is being investigated.