An alleyway filled with dirty nappies, dead rats and despair has caused more than an unattractive sight for one resident.
The Grismby site, which has had pianos, rubbish and sofas dumped inside, has created a blockage for neighbouring streets.
For Teresa Sorrell, 52, she also has had to deal with a number of arson attacks outside her home by people setting it alight.
The attacks have damaged her property and others nearby on Jackson Street.
Teresa said her and her husband Steve feel they aren't safe in their own home anymore, writes GrimsbyLive.
The mess is so bad that she can't get through it to visit her sister.
"We've had all sorts of problems with this alleyway. Since we've lived here we've dealt with a couple of fires and even had dead rats laid in our back garden. Frankly, it's horrific," she said.
"The fires have been incredibly bad. Both times the Fire Brigade have been called to stop it getting out of control.
"We were woken up in the middle of the night when the second fire was lit. Someone knocked on our door at three in the morning to tell us it looked as though the house was on fire. It was really scary seeing all those flames next to my property.
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"Due to the fires, we've had our gate destroyed and part of our surrounding wall has been badly burnt, it's not something we should have to put up with."
The blockage has impacted her health, she says, as she has to walk the long way round to visit her sister which causes her arthritis to flare up.
She added the situtation is becoming a 'joke'.
Teresa says the Council told residents to sort the mess out themselves as it's private land, but she has been quoted more than £1,000 by one company which is too expensive.
The 52-year-old hoped to clear the rubbish before her Mum passed away, but sadly it wasn't sorted in time before she died at the age of 76.
She said: "I've put so much time and effort into to trying to get this mess cleared. To be honest, I just want to see it empty for my mum, it would have meant a lot to her had we managed it when she was alive."
A North East Lincolnshire Council spokesperson said: “We sympathise with the people who live next to alleyways blighted by fly-tipping.
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“Alleyways are private property and it’s up to the people who own them to keep them clear, that’s usually anyone with a property that backs on to an alleyway.
“They are not public land and it’s not the Council’s job to keep them clear.
“There are a number of options for people who find their alley is used as a dumping ground – these include getting together with your neighbours to clear it or using a licenced waste carrier.
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“If someone has seen rubbish being dumped in the alley or has CCTV footage and are willing to give us a statement of this, then we will investigate.
“We cannot act where there is no evidence available, or where people are not prepared to provide a witness statement.
“If we have enough evidence linking the waste to a particular property or a landlord, then we will investigate and take appropriate action.”
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