Council leader Ken Guild has called on Dundonians to play their part in deterring travelling people from visiting the city by not giving them driveway work.
Over the past six months illicit sites have been set up across the city, often with mountains of waste left behind.
Mr Guild said the reason Dundee keeps being hit by the problem is because the travellers are able to find work paving driveways.
He said: “These people are coming back every year and staying around for as long as they can because they are getting work and touting around.
“They will undercut contractors but may do a substandard job. If people bear that in mind then we will soon see an end to these people coming to Dundee.”
Mess left at illegal encampments costs tens of thousands of pounds to clean up.