A Dundee householder has urged the council to take action over the “disgusting” state of her street.
Sarah Smith, of Ann Street, said bin collections have become sporadic, leaving the area strewn with rubbish.
The 25-year-old also claims to have faced silence from Dundee City Council.
Ms Smith said the communal bins have not been emptied regularly, with the contents spilling over on to the pavement. She says a bed and a sofa even lay by the kerb, getting in the way of pedestrians, for up to two weeks.
She said: “It’s disgusting. I think it is supposed to be emptied every Friday but it’s not being done that often.
“I’m not sure if it’s to do with the new recycling calendar, but the problem started two months ago.
“I’ve had no word from the council after me and my partner, Tracy, both in contacted them separately through their online page. I even picked up some of the rubbish myself as I had kids visiting and didn’t want them playing in that.”
Our Lady’s Primary is nearby and Ms Smith said there is a potential safety issue with youngsters having to navigate the debris.
She said she is unsure if the building of new flats has contributed to the problem, but the building site near the Hilltown predates her complaints.
When the bins are emptied, council staff have left whatever spillover is lying on the ground.
“I get it’s not their job to pick up rubbish from the ground, but if the council was on top of the collections then it wouldn’t be like this,” she added.
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “We are monitoring this location to make sure the frequency of collections is sufficient. We’d also encourage residents to use the correct bins.”