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Greenport resident featured on episode of ‘Hoarders’

PAUL SQUIRE FILE PHOTO | TV producers and home remediators wrapping up an October shoot in Greenport for the television show ‘Hoarders.’

A team of professional cleaners and TV producers descended on Greenport last October to help a local woman manage her compulsive hoarding habit as part of a popular television show.

The episode of “Hoarders,” a documentary series on A&E that highlights the struggles of people who cannot part with their belongings and helps to find them treatment, aired last week. It was filmed on Carpenter Street.

The show filmed over three days and a junk-removal service used four trucks and eight employees to clean out the two-story house. The show’s hosts and psychologists helped the woman choose which items to throw away.

Ken Olsen, owner of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise in Bohemia, who worked with the producers to clean out the house, said the hoarding featured in this episode wasn’t as bad as some of the more dramatic cases in previous episodes.

“There are these full-blown hoarders, the kind you see on the show,” he said at the time. “That’s not really the case here.”