Despite the availability of bins, garbage is thrown on National Highway 1, near Sherpur Chowk, Ludhiana.
With the way blocked due to construction of a flyover, the commuters are forced to use service lanes. They claim the dump has spread in an area of around 40-50 metres.
According to the locals, the sweepers throw garbage in the area while rag pickers can be seen searching the heaps for waste.
The municipal corporation (MC) has kept a few bins to collect garbage, but in vain, as the bins are broken.
The residents have appealed to the MC and the A2Z Group to remove the dump.
“MC should remove such dumps which are on the national highway. The commuters use the service lanes but the area should be cleaned. The foul smell emanating from the dump troubles them,” said Ramesh Kumar, a resident.
He said stray animals also wander at the dump due to which the risk of mishaps remains high.
Despite several attempts, the chief of health and sanitation wing, AS Sekhon, could not be contacted.