24 tonnes of litter collected across the South West in the last year

More than 24 tonnes of rubbish were collected from motorways and A-roads in the South West over the past 12 months. Since April 2023, a total of 6,000 bags of litter and rubbish were collected over as well as large items such as bed mattresses, electric cables and carpets along the busy routes between Gloucestershire […]

Council hopes drivers’ dash cam footage will help catch litter louts on our roads

Drivers are being asked to share dash cam footage of other motorists throwing rubbish from their vehicles – as North Ayrshire Council gets tough on litter louts. Videos showing people throwing litter – from cigarettes to fast-food packaging – can be used as evidence for the Council to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80. […]

National Highways publicises effect litter has on wildlife

National Highways and partners have teamed up in a new campaign to urge road users: ‘Lend a paw – bin your litter’ as the RSPCA reveals it has received over 10,000 reports of animals found injured, trapped or dead from discarded litter in last three years – numbering nearly ten per day. The government-owned company […]

Litter campaigners reported to be taking National Highways to court

National Highways is facing court action, accused of failing to keep the nation’s highways clean. Walesonline reports that, in a national first, non-profit campaign group Clean Up Britain (CLUB) has launched a case against National Highways over what they say is its inability to clear up litter on roads, “despite getting billions of pounds every […]

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 […]


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