A14/A45 littering update

A number of local people have understandably raised the issue of litter along the A14 and the A45 and so I thought it might be useful to provide a quick update on recent work undertaken by East Northamptonshire Council to address this on their stretches of these roads.

Following successful clean-ups along the A14 and the A45 during January and February, ENC’s waste team have now litter-picked a major section of the A45 from the Chown’s Mill Roundabout to the Rushden Lakes Roundabout.

A team of four people worked along the stretch across two weekends and collected bags of waste totalling over two tonnes whilst the A45 was closed for planned roadworks, as part of the Chown’s Mill Roundabout redevelopment.

Frustratingly, much of this waste was completely avoidable - wrappers, packets, bottles and cans - and serves as yet another reminder as to how we can all do our bit by taking our rubbish home with us and putting it in the bin, and how having to spend such vast sums of money on dealing with litter is so unnecessary and avoidable, and could be spent on much better things, including our local services.

I therefore wanted to thank the ENC team for their hard work in delivering this important clean-up project and I understand that more litter picks are planned across the district. To find out more about waste in East Northamptonshire, or to arrange your own community litter pick, you can visit: www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/waste