Bayside community leaders said they were displeased with trash pick-up efforts along Bell Boulevard.
Two local community activists - Jack Oshier and Community Board 11's Frank Skala - say that the city often leaves bags of trash sitting on the commercial strip for three days at a time, especially on weekends.
"When we had that recent day of 90 degree weather, it smelled," Oshier said. "On Saturday morning, you'll find trash bags piled up on every corner. There are usually two or three, but sometimes as many as six."
The city's Sanitation Department could not immediately be reached for comment.
Oshier said the department has done a good job in terms of getting back to him to discuss complaints. But he believes the city does not have the manpower for trash pick-up in the community.