A mattress, a 1,000-litre oil drum and more than 70 bags of litter have been collected as part of a clean-up along a road in Alrewas.

A van full of rubbish collected from verges on the A38

Teams from Highways England, Kier and East Staffordshire Borough Council carried out the tidy up during road closures for gas works on the A38.

A weekend of litter picking found hundreds of items dumped in verges along the southbound carriageway.

Highways England’s route manager for Staffordshire, David East, said:

“It was shocking to see how much litter had been discarded by people along our road.

“Littering can put workers at risk when they have to collect it. It’s unsightly and creates a danger for road users seeking a safe refuge when they have broken down as well as being a risk to wildlife and the environment.”

David East, Highways England

2 replies on “Mattress and oil drum among the items found during clean up alongside the A38 in Alrewas”

  1. Great but don’t politely clean the verges on a38 on a bank holiday Friday you are politely poluting with vehicle emmusions stacked up today manager
    Yes it is a needed service till the yobs caught but managers
    Need to learn a logic intelligent on busy days

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