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Litter between junction 1 and junction 5 of M53

Reported via mobile in the Litter (NH) category anonymously at 13:52, Thu 2 March 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4276821.

The full length of the M53 embankments are littered with rubbish. However, this exit at the traffic lights with the A41, is particularly bad. I understand that the last few years have been difficult for everyone but the rubbish has been building up on the M53 and is now very unsightly.

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  • Just horrific levels of litter all along the m53 yesterday

    Posted by Liz Priest at 11:12, Sat 4 March 2023

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways regarding litter on the M53 between junctions 1 and 5. Litter picking on this route is the responsibility of National Highways. Over recent weeks we’ve conducted a network wide inspection to identify locations of litter build ups. Millions of customers travel on our network daily and despite our best efforts to clear it, our network quickly becomes littered with rubbish from vehicles and unsecured loads. 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. Defra’s Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse 2006 provides a practical guide to meeting the duties under the EPA. We expect locations identified as being below the standards required in the Code of Practice will be cleared by the end of March 2023. If you would like a more detailed response on this matter, please contact our 24hr Customer Contact Centre • Email – • Tel: 0300 123 5000 Kind regards National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 09:12, Mon 6 March 2023

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