A38 Litter Pick Yields Three-Hundred Black Bags Of Rubbish
A recent clean up on a five-mile stretch of the A38 highway near junction 28 of the M1 resulted in over three-hundred refuse bags being filled with litter.
A team of our workforce painstakingly worked their way along the busy highway on Sunday 1st April and Sunday 15th April 2012 to clear rubbish that had been thrown out of vehicles or blown onto the road.
The workforce spent up to twenty hours clearing rubbish such as drinks cans, fast food wrappers, plastic bags and cigarette packets from the highway over the two days.
Cabinet Member for the Environment Councillor Dennis Kelly said, “Areas around busy junctions and where traffic stands for long periods are generally where litter accumulates and this is one of those areas. The amount of rubbish we collected was staggering and our workforce did a fantastic job in clearing this area and making it tidy.
“But the problem we have is that as soon as we clean it up, it appears again. So we are making a plea to drivers not to just dump their rubbish out of their window, but to take it home and dispose of it responsibly.”
Although we are responsible for clearing the highway of litter, we need special permission from the Highways Agency to enter major trunk roads such as the A38 so our workforce can undertake the work safely.
To report problems with litter in Bolsover District please complete our on-line form or telephone 01246 242424.
Date issued: 18th April 2012
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 April 2012 10:59