AN ANGRY Golcar man has not had his rubbish collected for three weeks.
Steven Robertson, of Cliff Ash, said other houses in his street had also been left without a rubbish collection.
But Kirklees Council has now pledged to remove the rubbish, having blamed roadworks blocking access to the street.
Mr Robertson said residents had left black bags outside their doors so the refuse wagon could reverse down the road and pick them up.
They are not allowed wheeled bins because the street is cobbled.
However, he said no wagon had been for three weeks leaving around 30 or 40 bags, some of which had split and spilled on the road.
He said: "I have three children, aged 15, 16 and 12. So I have quite a lot of rubbish.
"I have foxes and mice come up to the door because of the rubbish.
"It's a rural area, it's a conservation area but it seems acceptable to them to have bags of rubbish outside."
Mr Robertson has contacted the council every week and rung every day since last Wednesday and had been promised the mess would be cleared and inspectors would visit Cliff Ash. But none came.
A council spokeswoman said the rubbish had not been collected because roadworks had blocked wagon access to Cliff Ash.
But an alternative route has been found and the rubbish will now be collected.