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Appalling litter on sliproads at junction 10 of M53

Reported via mobile in the Litter (NH) category anonymously at 10:24, Sun 5 March 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4283200.

Heavily littered sliproads at this junction. Also on a general point, can something be done to clean up the motorway network generally in Cheshire and the North West. Seems to be litter and car parts and old roadworks parafonalia across most of the North West highways area. I thought your pledge was "has a Statutory duty to keep the motorways as free from litter as is practically possible". Thank you

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways regarding litter on the M53 at junction 10. 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 11:34, Tue 7 March 2023

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