A retired couple have described their street as “Bin City” and say rubbish is piling up outside their home.
Peter Gow, of Hazelhead Drive in Ardler, described the situation as a “fiasco” after a change to the pick-up dates saw blue bins go unemptied.
Residents must now wait 51 days between their Dundee City Council paper collections.
Peter and his wife Lydia, both 74, say there is confusion and worry among their neighbours.
The retired milkman said: “The blue bins were collected every Tuesday.
“The council never appeared so there are loads of bins just sitting on the pavements and none of them have been emptied.
“On the old calendar it was marked to be a blue bin collection on Tuesday March 17, but I looked at the new calendar and now it’ll be May 7 until they are emptied.
“That’s 51 days until the next collection, which is a long time.
“It’s a bit of a fiasco. I’d say my bin is 75% full as it is, so by May 7 it’ll be overflowing. Never mind Sin City — this street is Bin City. It’s only going to get worse.”
Labour councillor Kevin Keenan, whose Strathmartine ward includes Hazelhead Drive, said he will speak to council officers if things worsen.
He said: “This is one of a few issues we’ve seen in the city in terms of bins. I think there’s a bit of confusion with the changing of the calendar and collection dates.”
A council spokesman said it was “unfortunate” there had been a long wait but it was “unavoidable”.
He added: “The extended wait between collection dates was a result of the city-wide route reconfiguration to allow the phase one and two changes to be implemented.
“During this time residents are advised to store any excess waste and present this alongside their bin at the next date of collection or to take it to their local recycling point.
“In Ardler, we were able to divert resources to undertake an interim collection in the past few days.”