Pupils at an Angus High School have been blamed for turning a nearby beauty spot into a virtual rubbish tip.
Residents of Panmurefield Den claim Monifieth High School pupils are leaving a trail of litter in their wake as they return to school after visiting the takeaways at Panmurefield Village during lunchtimes.
Angus Council has said pupils have been reminded of their responsibilities and that the school takes the issue seriously.
An image of some of the rubbish collected in February was posted online by Gail Kelly and has been shared hundreds of times on social media.
As well as takeaway cartons there are dozens of plastic bottles and drinks cans.
She said: “It has been a problem for a couple of years.
“It is a disgrace I have an elderly neighbour who is out every day picking it all up.
“We are a small community of just six houses but we back onto the playing fields at the high school so kids come past us to the shopping centre.
“There can be up to 100 children coming through and they just throw their rubbish away.”
Residents are now organising a petition urging both Angus and Dundee City Council to find a solution.
Although the school is the responsibility of Angus Council, Dundee City Council owns land to the bottom of Panmurefield Road.
Residents hope to convince the council to place additional bins on the route between the school and Panmurefield Village.
“I think putting bins out would alleviate some of the problem,” said Gail, 49.
“But surely these kids should be taught some kind of responsibility.”
However, an Angus Council spokesman said the local authority and the school are trying to prevent littering.
He said: “Littering within our community is something we give continuous attention to and we regularly remind our pupils of their responsibilities in this regard.
“We meet and speak with local residents, businesses and local elected representatives on a frequent basis with a view to learning how the school and its pupils can play their part in finding short and long term solutions to this issue.”
A Dundee City Council spokeswoman added: “We have received a complaint and we are currently looking into it.”