4 tonnes of Litter Along Dover Road Road

8 March 2019, 12:49

Rubbish / Litter

Four and a half tonnes of waste and debris have been collected from alongside a main road in Dover in the space of just a week.

Dover District Council says the rubbish was found on and by the A256 over the course of seven days last month.

Teams have also been clearing up part of the A2, as well as Whitfield Hill, Sandwich Road and Spinney Lane in Aylesham.

It follows the council's ongoing work to remind motorists not to drop litter, including our recent ‘Don’t Dump in Dover District’ campaign. This also comes ahead of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, which runs from 22 March-23 April.

Cllr Nicholas Kenton, DDC Cabinet Member for Environment, Waste and Health said: “Roadside litter can create health hazards, costs tax payers’ money to clear, and damages the environment. We continue to work hard to remind people it is not acceptable to throw rubbish from a vehicle or leave waste or fly tip on the roadside.”