Desperate folk used to spend a penny there but now one lucky person can buy the loos in Marsh for a cool £20,000.
Earlier this year Kirklees Council decided to shut down many of its remaining toilets across the borough in a bid to save money.
Now it is considering disposing of them but the ones by The Croppers Arms are the first to be auctioned off.
Eddisons are the auctioneers and the auction will be held on Thursday, December 5 at Leeds United Football Club Ground, Elland Road, (Nicky Chapman Suite).
The property has a guide price of £20,000-plus and is being sold with the benefit of planning permission for change of use to A1 retail.
Other toilets are being considered for disposal but this is the only one which is currently at auction.
Tony Webber of Eddisons said: “We have received a very good response to the advertising and marketing of the public toilets off Westbourne Road in Marsh.
“The interest is from people who can recognise the commercial opportunity that the building offers.
“Kirklees Council have granted change of use planning consent for A1 retail use, that is retail shop use, and in a location that will interest people, – a busy junction opposite The Co-op store and adjoining the Croppers Arms.
“Hot food is not allowed under the consent but retail covers a wide area of trading uses.
“It should sell well at the auction next Thursday.
“We do sell closed down council owned toilets on a fairly regular basis.
“The last one was at auction in October on behalf of Leeds City Council in Wesley Street, Morley near Leeds.
“There was no planning consent for change of use. It had a guide price of £10,000-plus but sold for £37,000.
“The buyer told us afterwards that he intends to apply for consent to convert the toilets into a retail shop and to build a flat above.”
Council leader Mehboob Khan, ward councillor for Marsh, said: “Marsh is a very vibrant centre with 60,000 cars a day passing through it.
“I am sure the property will get a high price and if any new investors come forward local councillors will look forward to working with them in the best interests of the local community.”
Afzal Khan, a successful businessman, who owns a number of shops in the immediate vicinity, said he was not interested in buying it.
He said: “I would not want to pay £20,000 for it though I probably will go and take a look. From my point of view I would knock it down and turn the space into dedicated parking for my chemists store”.