By-pass clean-up collects 15.000kg of litter - The Leamington Observer

By-pass clean-up collects 15.000kg of litter

Leamington Editorial 7th Dec, 2023   0

DRIVERS and passengers in south Warwickshire are being urged not to throw rubbishh out of vehicles.

It follows a cleanse of the A46 between Coventry and Stratford which recovered over 15,000kg of littered waste.

The team use a rolling lane closure to direct traffic away from the area they are cleansing and work through the night to clear litter and debris from the roadside. 15,510kg was collected in total.

WDC spokesman Coun Will Roberts said: “It’s not very pleasant for our crews to be working in such risky conditions having to collect bottles of urine and other discarded waste from the roadside, and I would like to thank them for the work they do to keep our district tidy.

“It’s frustrating and annoying that litter has been recovered from the middle of the road, as surely it’s easier to just keep your waste in your vehicle and take it home with you, rather than discarding it and causing a potential hazard to other road users and wildlife.

“Tackling the problem of litter remains high on our agenda, and over the course of the next year we’ll be ramping up our anti-litter messaging and emphasising how it’s our collective responsibility to take care and pride in our district.”


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