Maxine Brennan featured wth with some of the rubbish
The residents say over-flowing bins have been left unemptied for seven weeks by Bolton Council.
Rubbish is now piled high in an alleyway behind Halton Street, The Haulgh -- and is attracting rats.
Furious residents say they have been forgotten by the council after changes were made to bin collection rounds.
Maxine Brennan (pictured above) , a 26-year-old mother of two, said only garden waste bins had been collected since the middle of January.
"There are bin bags piled high outside back gates and some in my yard and I've had to start taking stuff to the tip," she said.
"We already have a bit of a rat problem because we're right on the bank of the River Tonge, but this has made it 10 times worse and it's becoming a health hazard, especially if you have kids.
"It seems that we've been forgotten about because we're a bit out of the way.
"We've phoned the council almost daily and they have done nothing to sort out the problem."
Residents in The Haulgh, along with those in Smithills, Halliwell, Heaton, Astley Bridge and Darcy Lever, lost their weekly wheelie bin collections in January.
They were replaced by fortnightly collections, with recycling containers being emptied in alternate weeks.
Mrs Brennan said: "It all ran very smoothly when we had the weekly collection and the changes just seem to have confused things."
A spokesman for Bolton Council said: "The issues at Halton Street are not related to the introduction of the weekly managed collection service.
"A problem has existed in the area with collections since before the introduction of the service.
"It is a problem with getting access to the road because it can be blocked with private cars.
"If we miss a collection, we do go back to try to collect again, but sometimes people have taken their bins back in.
"We are looking to address this problem as soon as possible