A GRIM catalogue of images was revealed today - to show the state of Huddersfield streets.
Councillors in Birkby handed Kirklees Council officers a dossier of photos highlighting rubbish dumping and litter in the streets.
And they have called for urgent action to prevent the area becoming "a slum".
In many cases, settees, armchairs and fridges have been left on patches of waste land or in gardens.
Labour group leader Clr Mehboob Khan, one of the three ward councillors, said: "I am very disturbed at the extremely poor service from street sweeping in many of our areas.
"We have been around the areas and found places including Ballroyd Road, Blackhouse Road, Dewhurst Road, the service road at the rear of Fartown Green Road, Clara Street and Wasp Nest Road in a real mess.
"In the Birkby area several roads and streets have not been properly swept for some time.
"These include Bay Hall Common Road, Sufton Street, Arnold Street, Norman Road and Norwood Road."
Clr Khan added: "The rainwater gullies on the lower numbers of Storths Road have not been emptied.
"There is fly-tipping on the many sites and large pieces of furniture and household equipment. This includes rubbish on the cycle track adjacent to Cobcroft Road, land adjacent to the garage site on Cobcroft Road and the service road to the rear of Yew Street.
"I have taken photos of these sites and passed them to officials."
Labour councillors have complained that the decision to charge for disposing of large items would lead to more problems with fly- tipping.
Clr Khan said some of the examples cited by the councillors had been reported weeks ago, but had still not been tackled. "I despair. Our area is rapidly becoming a slum. The council is happy to let Birkby fall into ruin," he said.
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