Angus Council has been told to clean up its act over the “disgusting” litter-strewn state of the A90 roadside.
Councillor Lynne Devine branded the dumped rubbish an “embarrassment” and named Scotland “the litter capital of Europe”.
The problem has escalated in recent months with rubbish at the side of the north and southbound carriageways. Torn tyres, bottles, cans, plastic bags and other rubbish line the route which cuts through Angus.
Bear Scotland, which maintains the north-east trunk road network, contacted the local authority requesting it removes the litter.
SNP Angus councillor Lynne Devine, who has led the fight against litter in Forfar for the past six years, called the problem “absolutely disgusting”.
“There is no doubt it has got worse along the sides of the roads and into Dundee as well,” she said.
A Bear Scotland spokesman said: “We have recently noted accumulations of litter throughout the north-east trunk road unit and have written to all the relevant local authorities requesting cleansing is programmed.”
An Angus Council spokesman said: “Verge cleaning on a busy dual carriageway such as the A90 requires specialist equipment, vehicles and training to ensure work is carried out safely, but our resources are focused towards hot-spot areas as a priority.”