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Littering/Fly-Tipping - No Public Bins

Reported via desktop in the Litter (NH) category anonymously at 15:48, Wed 29 March 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4373348.

Dear National Highways,

I am writing to you about the A35 lay-by located at ‘What3Words’ location ‘’, after being directed to you by East Devon District Council.

There has been a litter problem at this location for several years which is becoming increasingly difficult to manage, due to a lack of litter bins in the lay-bys. Currently, there are car parts (exhaust pipes, used tyres, bags) on the public areas of land. To-date, we have also had to pay for 2 skips to dispose of rubbish which has been littered/fly-tipped in to private land (the field running parallel to the lay-by). We have recently had our hedges cut and, in the process, have had to fill another 100 bin bags full of uncovered litter; including hazardous human waste such as containers of urine, excrement, nappies and bags filled with vomit etc.

I do have animals living on this land and I am also extremely concerned for their welfare, being unintentionally exposed to this type of waste, as well as trespassers.

As a proposed solution, I would like to ask National Highways to please install litter bins in this location. The lay-bys have clearly been purposefully put there for drivers to stop and, therefore, are typical areas for people to need to dispose of waste. I strongly believe that, if the correct facilities (litter bins) were provided, the majority of people would use these.

Thank you in advance for your attention towards this ongoing issue.

Yours faithfully,

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  • Constant litter problem in this area. Council have still not installed bins.

    Posted anonymously at 11:06, Wed 3 May 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:44, Fri 2 June 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:47, Sun 2 July 2023

  • Still no bins installed here. Hazardous rubbish, fly-tipping and general littering still happening in this lay-by, as there are no facilities to use. Can National Highways/EDCC provide an update?

    Posted anonymously at 21:23, Monday 19 February 2024

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