Residents across the city have been left with overflowing brown waste bins after collections were missed.
The neighbourhoods affected include Trottick, Claverhouse, Mill o’ Mains and Craigowl.
It is understood the backlog of waste has been created by the number of people carrying out garden maintenance in the fine weather over recent weeks.
A statement on Dundee City Council’s website apologised for the delay.
The local authority said that crews would be returning to affected areas to empty bins as soon as possible and clear the backlog.
Valerie Heath, from Whitfield, said she was waiting for her garden waste to be collected
She added: “We don’t know when it will be collected.
“It should have been Tuesday but they never arrived.”
The statement on the council website thanked the public for their patience.