Over 27,000 residents on Detroit’s east side and 48,000 on the west side are still waiting for their trash to be picked up. City officials say sanitation was understaffed on Tuesday and Wednesday because workers failed to show up.

Detroit sanitation representatives say some employees are upset that trash pick-up is planned to be privatized in June. Sources say the change will save Detroit $6 million annually. Garbage has been piling up for two days and the city is behind.

City leaders say they have not had enough man power to pick the loads up in time. Officials expect to get the trash off the streets by Sunday.

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