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Litter / Dead Animals

Reported via mobile in the Dead animals (NH) category anonymously at 22:30, Saturday 29 January 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Disgusting road, 3 deers, 9 badges and litter.. embarrassing, filthy, unbelievable and unacceptable. We all pay good money to use these roads, and for what ?!? Just travelling back from Newcastle and this is the worst stretch of road by a mile, sort it out !!!!!!!

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways regarding litter on the A1/A1M. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

    National Highways manage motorways and certain ‘A’ road trunk roads in England, all other roads are the responsibility local authorities. We, National Highways, are not responsible for Litter on the A1/A1M. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1991, responsibility falls to the local authority.

    Contact details for local authorities can be found by using the search facility at:

    To help, we’re working with them to ensure litter picking is better co-ordinated with other routine maintenance work on our road network. By doing so, we aim to minimise disruption to those using our roads, reduce costs and importantly, ensure safety standards for those picking the litter are met.

    I appreciate how distressing it can be for our customers to see animal remains lying by the side of the road. We routinely remove such remains when they are found in the live carriageway. Animal remains that lie further away from the carriageway itself are more difficult to routinely locate. Such carcasses are therefore only ordinarily removed if they present an ancillary hazard, or danger to public health

    Thank you again for contacting us. If you need more information about this, please feel free to contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 500 or by email at

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 15:20, Monday 31 January 2022

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