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CANARSIE, Brooklyn — There is a growing trash pile at the Breuklyn Houses on Glenwood Road in Canarsie.

Residents say they're fed up with the filthy conditions and reached out to PIX11 News for help.

When we arrived Tuesday, we saw a huge pile of tree branches, dog poop and trash. The smell was overwhelming.

"Its unacceptable," said Calvin Drungo, a resident of one of the Breuklyn Houses, run by the New York Housing Authority.

Feet away from the pile of trash there was a broken trash compactor, which Drungo said has been there for months.

"It's attracting rodents and flies, and there is a playground and picnic area just feet away," Drungo said, covering his nose.

PIX11 News reached out to the Housing Authority.  They immediately took action and released this statement:

"NYCHA staff are cleaning the area in and around the garbage compactor compound, and playground, and will monitor the situation closely to make sure garbage is disposed of accordingly. We will also increase treatment by exterminators throughout the development.”

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