Don't spread litter on link road, drivers told

THINK before you drop' that is the message to drivers in North Devon, following a litter blitz on the North Devon Link Road. In January and February, North Devon Council staff cleaned a 34-mile stretch of the road between Bideford Bridge and Stonelands

THINK before you drop' - that is the message to drivers in North Devon, following a litter blitz on the North Devon Link Road.In January and February, North Devon Council staff cleaned a 34-mile stretch of the road between Bideford Bridge and Stonelands Cross, near Tiverton. As a result, 651 bags of rubbish were collected. Most of the rubbish that was picked up was food and drink containers, thought to have been dropped by passing drivers. Other items, like old signs, wheels and hub caps were also collected, as well as some fly-tipping, including a whole bathroom suite.Councillor Rodney Cann, Portfolio Holder for Waste and Recycling, said: "It's vitally important we keep this stretch of road clean and presentable, as it is the gateway into North Devon. Yet still there are drivers who continue to drop litter out of their windows, without thinking that it's their council tax money which then has to be spent on cleaning the road. My message to them is think before you drop - help to keep our environment clean and tidy, and help to save money at the same time."It is the third time such a clean-up has been carried out along the stretch of road, with co-operation from South West Highways. This is on top of regular clean-ups carried out every month in the lay-bys, where wheelie bins are also provided for drivers to use.


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