Police have stepped up patrols after two suspected deliberate fires in two nights.
Firefighters were called to a set of bins on Girdleness Road, Torry, on Wednesday night after a fire broke out in rubbish.
A crew spent 20 minutes at the scene to check it was safe.
Then on Thursday, firefighters were called to Farquhar Road at 11.30pm and put out a fire in another set of bins.
Police also attended to assist fire officers and it is understood they are looking into the possibility the fires were started on purpose.
One Torry resident, who asked not to be named, said: “We have been plagued with antisocial behaviour for a number of years.
“However, over the last few months, it has becoming steadily worse with vandalism to property and cars by local gang of youths aged 10 upwards.
“On these two nights, arson attacks have taken place on waste bins along Girdleness Road in the vicinity of Balnagask Circle area and at the junction of Balnagask Road – both times firefighters have been in attendance.”
Torry and Ferryhill councillor Alan Donnelly said: “I would like to applaud the police and the firefighters who dealt with this incident.
“If it is the case that children are setting these fires, where are the parents? They need to know where their children are and help stop such malicious pranks.
“These two incidents led to a fire engine being unavailable for a total of 50 minutes. Had there been a house fire elsewhere, it would not have been able to attend.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “There have been high-visibility patrols ongoing in the area both nights.
“If anyone sees anything that they wish to report phone 101. However the fire service should always be called in the first instance to report a fire.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “One appliance based at Altens was called to Torry at 11.10pm on Wednesday and dealt with a fire.
“The same appliance attended another fire at 11.30 the next day.”