A Dundee councillor has called for a crackdown on litter louts after pleas for sun-seekers to pick up their rubbish went unheeded.
The problems been happening since May, when the area around Broughty Ferry beach and the castle was left covered in food wrappings, towels, plastic bags, disposable barbecues and alcohol bottles.
Dundee City Council provided more bins around the Esplanade to try to remedy the issue.
However, locals say the problem has continued as the heatwave shows no sign of abating.
Residents have reported youths eating and drinking around Broughty Ferry Castle and leaving their rubbish behind.
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Broughty Ferry Liberal Democrat councillor Craig Duncan said it was time to “get tough” with litter bugs.
He said: “It is disappointing, although it’s important to remember it’s a minority doing this.
“I have been in touch with the environmental department about having some more bins put around the castle area — at the moment the extra bins are further down along the water front.
“The grassy area in front of the castle is popular with young people and unfortunately if there isn’t a bin within a few feet, some people will just leave their rubbish.
“After the new bins, and perhaps some signage are put in, it will be time to get tough by starting to give out more fixed penalty notices.”
Throughout Scotland, at least 15,000 tonnes of waste is cleared away by local authorities at a cost of around £53 million of public money every year.
Each local authority has its own policy of dealing with littering and in Dundee, anyone found dropping litter can be fined £80.
According to the local authority, wardens “proactively patrol” the streets.
However, critics say too few have been spotted around Broughty Ferry this summer.
Philip Scott, Conservative councillor for Broughty Ferry, said: “Fines can only do so much, it seems to be a cultural thing with some people.
“They are too lazy and selfish to pick up after themselves and unfortunately the council can’t be there 24/7 to police them.
“There are plenty of bins in Broughty Ferry, but some choose not to use them.”