It's unsightly, but not uncommon to see garbage piled high in and around 107th Avenue near Sutphin Boulevard.
"Every time I see this it makes me more and more frustrated," one resident said.
The area is littered with tires, mattresses and all other types of trash.
Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) said the residents are ultimately to blame.
"These are people from our community dumping," Wills said.
The dumping started more than a decade ago in abandoned lots, but it got significantly worse during the recent economic downturn, when Jamaica became the epicenter of the city's growing number of housing foreclosures.
People now litter and drop garbage on the streets and sidewalks as well as the numerous vacant lots. Some residents say the problem is spreading to other areas with very little crackdown from the Department of Sanitation.
The department has said that it is doing its part to maintain the area.
But longtime residents who have been meeting informally to try to find solutions to the problem said not enough is being done.