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Litter on whole length M53

Reported via desktop in the Litter (NH) category anonymously at 09:10, Wed 13 April 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3456414.

Litter - the verges along the M53, both directions plus slip roads are a dumping ground. Grass verges now turning into litter collection points.

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  • Thank you for reporting litter on the M53 to National Highways. We follow Defra legislative requirements under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA). This imposes a duty on us to keep public highways within our network clear of litter and refuse.

    We currently undertake an annual litter pick as part of our cyclic maintenance process. In addition weekly inspections of the network identify litter build ups at levels C & D in Defra’s code of practice We’ve recently assessed and graded our whole network for litter and cyclic maintenance works have been raised for all problem areas on the M53. We’ll aim to complete the work within the next 6 weeks. The litter pick will require traffic management to help keep our workforce safe, and it can take some time to gain approval for this.

    Posted anonymously at 10:27, Thu 14 April 2022

  • Horrified by the litter along the m53 yesterday. It’s appalling in a supposedly civilised country

    Posted by Liz Priest at 11:10, Sat 4 March 2023

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