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Tons of litter accumulated over years

Reported via mobile in the Layby/ Emergency Area (NH) category anonymously at 21:51, Wednesday 31 January 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5517487.

Litter all the way down both verges and the centre of the motorway. Needs monitoring and prosecution to the people and rubbish Lorry spilling all over.

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  • Thank you for your email of 31 January 2024 about litter on the verges and central reservations on the M621. We understand your concerns and appreciate you taking the time to contact us about the issue.

    Litter is a serious and widespread problem and our strategy for dealing with it can be found via our-work/ environment/ litter-on-motorways-and-major-a-roads/ .

    We typically clear this location 6 times per year. We've checked and can confirm there were overnight closures in this area anti-clockwise between M621 J4 to M62 J27 for three nights, 29 to 31 January. There are also clockwise closures between M62 J27 and M621 J1 for three nights, 1 to 3 February. Work will take place to sweep, pick litter and clear/maintain drainage assets on the west-facing slip roads at M621 and the mainline from there to the M62 at Gildersome during these closures.

    Thank you again for contacting us. If there is anything we can help you with, please email or telephone our Contact Centre. They’re available 24 hours a day by phone: 0300 123 5000 or by email Alternatively, please visit the National Highways website at

    Posted by National Highways at 15:34, Thursday 1 February 2024

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