Binmen are leaving festering waste in a Golcar street claiming parked cars are blocking access to the narrow road.
Residents in Scar Lane put their bins out back between Sycamore Avenue and Tintern Avenue but they often go unemptied.
If a fortnightly collection is missed bins can be left for four weeks or more and residents say they are fed up with excuses, and can’t get a response when they try to complain to Kirklees Council.
Residents say there are times when the bin lorry may not be able to get access but the binmen won’t go up and collect the bins instead saying they will return later – but never do.
One of the residents, retired supermarket worker Judith Alderman, 70, said locals had had enough.
“It’s just not good enough. The bin men will often turn up, see a few cars and just don’t bother.
“It is narrow but most of the time there is enough room for the lorry to get through. Last week there was a broken down car being towed away and if they had waited another five minutes they would have got through.
“They always say ‘we come back later’ but they never do.”
Residents are also concerned about the stench and the health hazards of rotting waste.
“There has been hot weather recently and we have had an issue with mice along the street,” she said. “It smells and it’s very unhygienic.”
Judith, who lives with husband Stuart, 65, has complained to Kirklees Council numerous times, along with other residents.
“No-one ever rings back,” she said. “Kirklees surfaced this piece of road so that bin men could get down.
“The only problem is they seem to be finding other excuses not to bring the lorry down. We are all fed up. This is what we pay our council tax for.”
A council spokesman said: “We have more recently changed the collection points due to access issues caused by parked cars.
“Our rounds are continually evolving as things change, such as new houses being built, so on some occasions we have to change the day bins are collected.
“We empty the bins of 45,500 houses each working day and one of the main problems is inconsiderate parking of cars.
“Where we encounter parking issues we do speak to residents and try to work together.
“We unfortunately sometimes have to alter where residents present their bin so we can provide a consistent service.”