Former transport minister calls motorway litter a “national disgrace”

A former Transport Minister has criticised the maintenance of the country’s motorway network, labelling it a “national disgrace”. The website Hemel Today reports that Hemel Hempstead MP Sir Mike Penning led a Westminster Hall debate on the issue of litter on motorways based on work he has completed with Clean Up Britain. After working with […]

AI cameras to be rolled out to catch people littering on roads

It’s reported new artificial intelligence cameras programmed to catch motorway litter louts and issue them with fines will be rolled out in the South East of England. The Daily Telegraph reports National Highways is set to launch a trial in the coming weeks which will see the high-tech cameras installed in road lay-bys which will […]

Paxman calls for £1K fine and six points for littering

Legendary broadcaster Jeremy Paxman is calling for signs to display the words “selfish drivers who litter” when when motorway lanes are closed for a clean-up. Paxman has told the Sunday Times too many Britons treat “this beautiful country as if it were a rubbish dump”, and that he is appalled by the amount of roadside […]

18 tonnes of rubbish collected from the A27

A clean-up of the A27 earlier this month by the Brighton & Hove Council Cityclean team removed 18 tonnes of litter, fly tip and silt from the road. The clean-up took place over five nights, finishing on Tuesday 4 October. It covered the central reservation and verges on the 5 miles of road between Dyke […]

National Highways drives down roadside litter levels in national spring clean

National Highways has again joined Keep Britain Tidy’s national litter-picking effort, which runs to 10 April, in a push to clear rubbish from the roads. The government-owned company says litter takes a devastating toll on the environment and costs around £1 billion every year to clean up. It also poses a serious safety risk as road […]

Roadchef, McDonald’s and Freddie Flintoff team up to combat litter

Leading motorway service area operator Roadchef, is partnering with McDonald’s UK to launch a range of 6ft tall litter bins designed to be within easy reach for truck drivers. The new bins have been designed to combat roadside littering and are ‘cab height’ to make it easier for truck, lorry and HGV drivers to pop […]

Maidstone to trial LitterCam technology

New cameras are to be trialled in Kent to catch people throwing litter from cars. From April, LitterCam cameras will be tested in a pilot scheme Maidstone to fine littering motorists with fines start at £90, increasing to £120 if they don’t pay up within two weeks. Patent-pending LitterCam technology uses Artificial Intelligence to remotely […]


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