Hayley Chapman has complained to the council and Spectrum Housing Association because she says the problem at Bramble Court in West Moors has been ongoing for more than a year.
The 29-year-old, who has a four-month-old baby, Daisy, said the garden posed a serious health and safety risk especially for the children and elderly residents.
She said: “The garden is incredibly dangerous and absolutely covered in rubbish including dirty nappies, beer cans and food waste. It is disgusting because you can see huge rats running around attracted by the overflowing bins.
“I’m gobsmacked that the problem has been allowed to continue for more than a year.”Can't your husband do anything about it for you?
No? Hmmm. I'm not 'gobsmacked' about that, frankly...