In response to the issue.
As an east block resident, I have absolutely no problem with any of the items stored in the garage in peoples bays.
We live in nice flats, but with generally poor storage for items / packaging that are seldom used but not disposable.
I think it is unreasonable to create an issue for residents that doesn't need addressing.
To cite rodent nesting opportunity sounds scary, but I have NEVER even seen a rat, or a mouse, in 11 years of living here, despite being on a dock side.
The only home for rats in the east block garage would be in the ever increasing, and very poorly managed, heap of refuse that masquerades as 'recycling'. Some items sit there for up to 6 months. This dump is an eyesore, and a fire risk, and where the attention of the managing agents efforts should be directed. They should not be instructed to attempt to take action against residents under a clause in the lease that exists to prevent the dumping of vehicles, fly tipping and rubbish hoarding (as greets you upon entering the east block).