Residents have taken to Twitter to flag up overflowing communal bins around Brighton and Hove.
Complaints were made to the council's Twitter account over the state of the city's refuse and recycling points between Christmas and New Year.
One Twitter account called @Brighton_Voice said: "Why doesn’t there seem to be any joined up thinking when collecting refuse between Christmas and New Year? It piles up without being collected. It’s a disgrace and an eyesore to both residents and visitors that needs remedying immediately."
A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesperson said: “Our refuse and recycling crews are working hard to clear the rubbish which has accumulated around some communal bins in the city.
"We all have more rubbish and recycling at Christmas, and communal bins have been filling up quickly. If a communal bin is full, we ask residents not to leave rubbish bags by the side where they can be ripped open by animals and seagulls, but to find an alternative bin, keep their rubbish at home until their bin is emptied, or take it to one of the council’s tips which are now open as normal.
"Details of kerbside rubbish and recycling collection days are available on the council’s website, and return to normal from Monday, January 14."
To find out more about collection dates in Brighton and Hove, visit: new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/news/2018/christmas-and-new-year-recycling-rubbish-collection-dates-2018/19