Litter at exit and entry of motorway services membury
Reported via mobile in the Litter category anonymously at 10:48, Tuesday 6 July 2021
Sent to Highways England less than a minute later
Litter all around at the exits and entrances of motorway services
Thank you for contacting Highways England about litter.
I’ve spoken to our Route Inspector to confirm that we monitor our network for litter on our weekly safety inspections. Litter is then graded and given a timescale for clearance.
Grade A: No litter or refuse Grade B: Predominately free of litter and refuse apart from some small items Grade C: Widespread distribution of litter and/or refuse with minor accumulations (Cleared within 28 days) Grade D: Heavily affected by litter and/or refuse with significant accumulations (Cleared within 7 days)
The grades are set out by the DEFRA (Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs) and the Environmental Protection Act. I’ve attached our litter strategy should you wish to read further about this. It also shows roads for which litter is our responsibility. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/ government/ uploads/ system/ uploads/ attachment_data/ file/ 937593/ MCR19_0231_-_Highways_England_Litter_Strategy_Update_2020_rev_11-20.pdf
Whilst this may make the problem worse initially once the litter is cleared it will improve. Our Litter Manager is also contacting Local Authorities and working with them by offering uses of our closures where possible to allow them to safely clear our roads.
I hope this helps to assure you we do take litter seriously and that we are looking to improve the current situation.
Kind regards Highways England
Posted by Highways England at 13:36, Monday 12 July 2021
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