Thousands of pounds to be spent tackling littering and fly-tipping on Nottinghamshire's roads

Thousands of pounds are to be spent cleaning up litter and fly-tipping hotspots along some of the area’s busiest roads.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 8:48 am

Newark & Sherwood District Council is to get £20,066 to buy 54 new housing bin units to be installed in lay-bys on major routes such as the the A1, A46, A616, A617 and A614.

They will be in place by next month and will secure roadside bins which are already in place but, due to their size, has led to litter accumulating and also an increase in fly-tipping.

Council chiefs say the new units will secure the roadside bins and will have a smaller opening that will allow only litter to be placed into them to stop a single item blocking the bin.

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Funding has been awarded to Newark & Sherwood District Council to combat litter and fly-tipping hotspots near some of the area's busiest roads (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images).

Council leader David Lloyd said: “Newark and Sherwood is incredibly well connected on our road network and it is equally important to us, that those entering or leaving by vehicle are not greeted with lay-bys blighted by waste.”