A councillor is investigating allegations that taxi drivers are urinating in plastic bottles and dumping them along a main road.
Locals living around Weoley Park Road, in Selly Oak , claim some drivers are discarding the bottles while they use the road to rest and wait for jobs.
The picture sparked dozens of comments with most branding the act as ‘gross’, ' revolting', ‘disgusting’ or ‘a breach of their licence’ which needed reporting to the council.
Selly Oak and Weoley councillor Tristan Chatfield, who is also Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources , said he would be looking into the allegations and if true, would be raising it with the licensing department.
Others sympathised saying public toilets had been closed but urged ‘if you’ve gotta go you gotta go but put the bottle in the bin.’
While an environmentally-conscious reader said: “Fair do’s everyone has to pee, but at least do it discreetly, take it home, flush it and most importantly reuse the bottle !"
“Plastic waste is the biggest issue nowadays. ”
Another added: “They could at least empty it down a drain instead of leaving it at the side of the road.”
Councillor Chatfield said: “I am disgusted to hear that this has possibly been going on in our area.
“It shows total contempt for the community as a whole.
“If this allegation is true there is absolutely no excuse for the taxi drivers concerned. I will be raising this with the licensing department at the council.
“I would urge residents to report such incidents to either myself or Julie as local councillors or directly to the council. “
Fellow councillor Julie Johnson said on Facebook: There are places to use facilities and this is unacceptable.”
A section of Weoley Park Road borders Lodge Hill Cemetery and runs past the University of Birmingham off the Bristol Road.