Maggots and flies have been found in brown bins left uncollected in a city community.
Food and garden waste has been left so long that maggots have formed and flies swarmed inside the brown bins on Great Western Road, Rubislaw Den South, Burns Road and Craigiebuckler Avenue.
Aberdeen City Council apologised earlier this week after it was revealed there had been issues with the new bin collection arrangements.
Brown bins, containing food and garden waste, have not been collected until several days after they were supposed to be.
The local authority said an increase in uptake meant crews were unable to complete their routes.
Properties in Polwarth Road, Hilton Drive, Great Western Road, Rubislaw Den South, Burns Road and Craigiebuckler Avenue have seen collection delays.
Martin Greig, councillor for the Hazlehead, Ashley and Queen’s Cross area, said the system was being undermined by delays.
He said: “I have had constituents get in touch with me to tell me that they have found flies and maggots in their bins that have been uncollected. The failure to collect is very worrying especially because of the health hazards.
“There is the growing danger that residents will lose faith in the recycling service.
“The reputation of the green waste system is being undermined by the delays and confusion.
“Residents are keen to recycle but their efforts to take part and be environmentally friendly are being frustrated by the lack of effective action by the council.”
It comes after brown bins on Hilton Drive and Polwarth Road were left uncollected – and it was believed that some bins could have been waiting for collection for four weeks.
Aberdeen City Council previously said it was looking into the possibility of having more staff to deal with the issue.
The total number of properties that have been affected across the city is not known.
Aberdeen City Council was contacted but nobody was available for comment.