Snakes, overflowing rubbish and disgusting smells: Hoarder’s backyard sparks neighbourhood feud – but he says they’re making it up
- Sydney man in a neighbourhood feud after collecting piles of rubbish in his yard
- Emmanuel from Sydney’s south has been court ordered to remove the rubbish
- Neighbours are concerned about the smell, snakes, and the risk of fire
- Georges River Council is taking Emmanuel to court for a fourth time this year
A man has started a neighbourhood feud after collecting piles of rubbish covering his lawn that other residents say smells and has snakes.
Residents in the suburban south Sydney street say their neighbour Emmanuel has been given repeated fines but after he temporarily clears the rubbish it always returns.
‘He’s been asked to clean it up, he’s got fined, and now he’s come back with an absolute and utter vengeance,’ one neighbour told A Current Affair.
A New South Wales man has started a neighbourhood feud after collecting piles of rubbish covering his lawn that other residents say smells and has snakes
The street is concerned about the small and of fire risks – one neighbour who has young children has even seen snakes coming from Emmanual’s yard.
Neighbours also said the noise of rubbish being delivered and moved was constant.
When interviewed by the program, Emmauel said his neighbours were exaggerating the problem and also claimed he was in the middle of removing the rubbish.
‘There is no smell, you’re making up stories. And I’m moving it. Which part of moving it do you not understand?’ he said.
Georges River Council has told the program they have taken Emmanuel to court three times to clean up his yard and are currently working on a fourth court case.
Some neighbours even allege Emmanuel is running a business by selling some of the items he has collected in the enormous rubbish pile at markets.
A friend of Emmanuel’s said his collecting of rubbish was an addiction and expressed understanding of his neighbhours’ frustration.
‘I understand how they feel, it’s not nice to look at, and the property values, and also health risks,’ she said.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Georges River Council for comment.
When interviewed by the program, Emmauel said his neighbours were exaggerating the problem