Residents also claim the garbage mound attracts cattle from all over. “We often blame stray cattle and dogs for blocking traffic. But the fact is they end up on roads tracking the smell for food wastes littered on roadsides,” says S Chandran, a tea stall owner of Kundrathur. “The local body officials should look into it as an environmental issue. Further, if there are waste bins, the area of littering could be contained,” says K Bala, another resident of Perungudi.