Roach-filled rubbish heap - outside door

Roach-filled rubbish heap - outside door
The corridor filled with rubbish outside the couple's flat before it was cleared by members of the Town Council.

SINGAPORE - For 10 years, Miss Fiona G and her family lived with heaps of rubbish outside their front door - thanks to their hoarder neighbour.

The nurse, 28, said her neighbour's four-room flat in Woodlands is completely filled with junk, so the woman, who looks to be in her 50s, resorted to leaving rubbish outside.

The heap contained scraps of paper and newspaper as well as rotten food and used food containers.

Sometimes, there were umbrellas, strollers and trolleys, also stuffed with rubbish.

Miss Fiona said the rubbish blocked the corridor and hindered her family members from accessing their own flat.

And the smell was so bad that they kept their windows and door closed at all times. The corridor was also infested with pests.

"There were always cockroaches crawling around because there was so much rubbish.

"You can see in her flat that they're all over the place, on the floor, on the walls. They crawl into our flat. It's quite disgusting," Miss Fiona said.

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