Drivers Urged To Give Your Litter A Lift - Scotland Transerv

Drivers Urged To Give Your Litter A Lift

Scotland TranServ is asking drivers across South West Scotland to give their litter a lift, and take it home.

Over the last three years, Scotland TranServ operatives have removed an increasing volume of litter from the side of our motorways and slip roads that has been carelessly thrown away by motorists. In 2015/16 that figure was 95 tonnes, in 2016/17 it rose to 98 tonnes, and in 2017/18 it was a staggering 112 tonnes.

As well as the usual offenders such as takeaway trash, discarded drinks bottles and cans and burnt out cigarette butts, there are also larger items including beds, baths and barbecues that have been recovered from our roads.

We’re backing Keep Scotland Beautiful’s ‘Give Your Litter A Lift’ roadside litter campaign all year round, and working with the organisation to identify hotspots on our network.

Andrew Adam, Scotland TranServ’s Operations Manager said:

“Roadside litter is not only a major problem for our business, it is also a costly one. Our cyclic maintenance teams work throughout the year to collect unwanted waste, carelessly thrown away by thoughtless drivers. It’s a major headache, often requiring lane closures and putting our operatives at risk as lorries and cars speed past just a few metres away. Ultimately the responsibility is with drivers to properly dispose of their rubbish.”

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