Motorways: Litter

Transport written question – answered on 8th July 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) when he next expects the slip roads, carriageways, embankments, central reservations and hard shoulder of the M67 motorway through Denton to be litter picked;

(2) when he next expects the slip roads, carriageways, embankments, central reservations and hard shoulder of the M60 motorway through Denton and Audenshaw to be litter picked.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Under the Code of Practice for Litter and Refuse, the locations along the M67 motorway through Denton and the M60 through Denton and Audenshaw are currently ranked at Grade B (predominantly free of litter and refuse apart from some small items). The M67 is inspected weekly, with the M60 inspected daily. If those inspections identify the need for litter picking to ensure compliance with the code of practice, then the necessary work will be programmed.

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Peter Silverman
Posted on 9 Jul 2013 5:14 pm (Report this annotation)

The Minister is I imagine relying on assessments made by the contractor about how clean he is keeping the motorway and that they are using the same averaging process as on the M25. Please refer to:

www.cleanhighways.co.uk/highways-agency/meeting-with-m25-con...

and

www.cleanhighways.co.uk/highways-agency/area-10-no-cleansing...

Peter Silverman
www.cleanhighways.co.uk