Residents say their lives are being made a misery by neighbours who are permanently leaving their bins out at the front of their Huddersfield homes.

It has led to rubbish overflowing, and maggots crawling out the bins, and people often have to walk on the road in Abingdon Street, Fartown, as there is little room on the pavement.

Bins are emptied on Mondays, with an alternate grey and green bin collection each week.

But a number of residents are not wheeling their bins back to their gardens, and instead leave them on the pavement at the front of their properties, and fill them up there for the next two weeks.

Residents say they have complained to Kirklees Council’s Streetscene service.

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Ashia Mubarik, of Moldgreen, regularly visits her mother who lives on Abingdon Street.

She said: “It has been going on for well over a year and it was so bad last summer that there were maggots crawling out of the bins.

“The bins are often full, and binliners have dropped to the ground and been ripped open and there have been chicken bones, onion skins and all sorts across the pavement.

“And it also means there is no room on the pavement and people have to walk into the road.

Resident of Abingdon Street, Fartown Lesley Hemingway walks past some of the bins left out all week on the street.

“Everyone should take responsibility for their bins. Everyone on the street has a garden but some people just won’t take their bins back.”

Many other residents, including Lesley Hemingway, are also fed up with the situation.

A Kirklees Council spokesperson said: “We try to take a common sense approach to these issues, but ask residents to present their bin by 7am on the day and to take it back in as soon as possible after collection.

“If we receive a report of bins being left out for long periods, we first send a letter asking the resident to return their bins to their own property after collection.

“If the problem persists, and depending on the impact and severity, we will consider enforcement action.

“Our records show that the last reported issues on this street were in July 2015 when letters were sent to residents.”