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Road work debris/litter

Reported via desktop in the Litter category anonymously at 14:45, Tuesday 13 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Please ask your road mending crews to leave no debris behind. I am finding the old bags used to weigh down road signs in Force Beck on Waters Farm, Shap. These bags once the sand has gone and they start to break down are highly polluting being made from plastic and shredding easily. There is also plenty of plastic wrappers from the public but hey some humans are impossible to teach. Thank you

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  • Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are responsible for collecting litter on England’s motorways and a small number of trunk roads. Our maintenance and response contractor is contractually obliged to litter pick the full motorway network twice a year. Millions of customers travel on our network daily and despite our best efforts to clear it, our network quickly becomes littered with rubbish from vehicles and unsecured loads. Picking litter on high speed roads exposes our workforce to an increased safety risk which could be avoided if people disposed of their litter in a responsible manner.

    Posted by Highways England at 11:49, Friday 16 July 2021

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