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Litter along m42 - its never been so bad

Reported via mobile in the Litter category anonymously at 17:46, Friday 19 March 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Have HE stopped clearing litter picking along the m42. Its just so depressing. Are you legally required to keep the motorway litter free under the 1990 Environment Act. We send 3 billion of tax payers money to HE to maintained the motorway network. Please clean the M42 !

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  • Thank you for your patience whilst we looked into your report. Litter picking is a short term, retrospective solution, which would be significantly reduced if litter was not dropped. We are committed to working to address the root cause, which requires changing the behaviour of those who currently feel that it is acceptable to drop litter. We work with anti-litter organisations (such as Keep Britain Tidy), the police, and local authorities to try to tackle these issues at source. In the short term, our litter picking is carefully planned, along with all of our maintenance, to try to minimise the impact it has on road users, and ensure that it is cost effective to the public. Picks often require traffic management measures, which are both costly and disruptive. To help reduce the need for these measures, we usually combine our litter picks with other maintenance work. We will be continuing to look for opportunities to schedule picks along the M42, as our schedule of maintenance and safety critical works allow. I am sorry that I’m not able to give you a date for this work at this time. We will be continuing to monitor this situation as part of our routine inspections. If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000

    • info@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Please quote 21879955 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 11:11, Monday 22 March 2021

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