Parts of the ground in a Galleria-area neighborhood near Sage and Richmond are covered with white stuff that look like tiny styrofoam balls.
"The whole neighborhood," said Larry Huckle, who first noticed the stuff floating in his hot tub.
"I started looking at it and I realized it was polystyrene," Huckle said. The homeowner then started noticing it in his garden, all over the ground, even on his tomato plants.
Huckle wasn't sure where it was coming from but he suspected some nearby construction on a condo complex may be to blame.
Local 2 spoke to one of the workers there who confirmed the white substance is polystyrene. He said they're using it as insulation to redo the outside of the building.
That concerns Huckle, who is familiar with polystyrene.
"That does not biodegrade," he said. "It takes a thousand years, if ever. That stuff is going to stay in the Earth and be there and I don't like it."
Someone at the condo complex said the problem was recently brought to their attention and the board of directors will discuss how they are going to take action.
Huckle would like them to clean it up.
"I'd like them to come over and clean up my messes," he said.