Large quantities of pasta were dumped near a creek in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey.
The incident was reported by a resident named Nina Jochnowitz on Facebook.
Jochnowitz estimated that over 500 pounds of pasta were dumped.
Dumping waste, including food, in residential areas is illegal and harmful to the environment and community.
Food waste left to rot can attract pests that spread diseases.
Jochnowitz's Facebook post prompted quick action from residents who cleaned up the area.
The incident was reported to the township administrator.
Social media users expressed curiosity and made jokes about the incident.
It is still unclear who dumped the pasta.
Residents of the area have complained about the dumping of construction and other garbage in their neighborhoods.