Reported via mobile in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 12:36, Wednesday 3 August 2022
Sent to National Highways less than a minute later
Loads of litter in the central reservation, uncovered by the current works being carried out to replace the barriers. Are your workers going to be clearing this as part of the work? The council are not going to clear the litter in the central reservation before you state it isn't your responsibility.
Thank you for contacting National Highways regarding the litter in the central reservation on the A1. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention.
We, National Highways, are not responsible for picking litter on the A1. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1991, this is the responsibility of the local authority. If you wish to report the issue to them, contact details for local authorities can be found by using the search facility at: www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.