More than TWO tonnes of litter was removed from the A404 Marlow Bypass in a recent clean up exercise by Serco, the street cleaning contractor in the Wycombe District.
It costs nearly £8,000 to clean the Marlow Bypass once, a task that is undertaken three times a year. Wycombe District Council is now appealing for motorists to dispose of rubbish responsibly.
Cans, plastic, paper and cardboard were the most common items picked up from the Bypass however other items included a pushchair, metal and tyres.
Of all the litter and rubbish collected almost 75% could have been recycled at the various collection pointed in the Wycombe District or at home.
Wycombe District Council have pointed out that dropping litter in a public place is a criminal offence and anyone doing so can be fined under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act. The fine is between £50 and £80 and if not paid, a magistrates’ court can impose a fine of up to £2,500.