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How much? Street cleaners clear almost 98 tonnes of litter and sludge from busy Grimsby road

5:48 pm, Monday, 6th February 2023 - 1 year ago

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Street cleaners from North East Lincolnshire Council cleared almost 98 tonnes of litter, sludge and vegetation from one of the area’s main roads.

Workers spent six days giving the A180 near Great Coates and Stallingborough a deep clean and disposed of a total of 97.82 tonnes of rubbish and other debris.

They picked litter and removed fly-tipped waste from laybys, embankments and ditches.

They also used street sweeping vehicles to sweep up leaves and remove sludge from the gullies.

Some of the waste was dumped illegally by fly-tippers. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, please report it in confidence at www.nelincs.gov.uk/flytipping or call 01472 326300.

Fly-tipping is a crime and the council investigates all incidents. Anyone who is caught risks a £400 fixed penalty notice.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“It’s staggering to see the amount of litter and fly-tipping the team removed from the A180.

“Litter, vegetation and other debris builds up over time and every so often the area needs a thorough clean.
“The A180 is one of the key gateway roads for the area and it’s important that we carry out this type of maintenance to keep it in good condition and improve road safety.”

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