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A1 south bound, between the junction for A43 and the junction and B1081 junction. There is similar refuse on the north bound side.

Reported via mobile in the Flytipping category anonymously at 15:40, Sunday 21 February 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Large amounts of waste including polystyrene, tyres, rubbish bags, traffic cones etc. The area alongside the A1 is approximately 100 metres and to my knowledge has been getting worse over the past year.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England. We regularly monitor the cleanliness of our network and where we consider that the standards set by the Environment Protection Act are not being met, we write to the relevant local authority asking for swift action to be taken to cleanse the area of accumulated rubbish. On safety grounds, any material that is a hazard to traffic (i.e. debris in live lanes) is removed directly by the Police or ourselves as a matter of priority. Unfortunately, litter on A roads and in their laybys are the responsibility of the Local Authority and would need to be reported to them. We hope that by working with the district and borough councils we will be able to help resolve the issue of litter on the trunk road network. We also urge drivers to keep their rubbish with them and dispose of it safely and sensibly upon reaching their destination. Thank you again for contacting us and I hope that this helps with your enquiry. Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted anonymously at 13:35, Thursday 25 February 2021

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