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Council Spring clean removes three tonnes of roadside rubbish

Besi Besemar May 3, 2017

Cleaning crews have removed tonnes of rubbish from the side of the A27 and A23 in a series of night time clear ups following growing concerns about the amount of rubbish in the countryside.

Staff from the council’s Cityclean team picked up litter from grass verges and central reservations on the two main routes into the city.

Work was carried out at night because the roads are so busy, to minimise any disruption to traffic and ensure the clean up team can work safely.

In the first five nights, more than three tonnes of rubbish was cleared – everything from litter to bumpers and other car parts.

The council is responsible for clearing the verges from the Falmer turn off on A27 to almost the Southwick Tunnel, and on the A23 from the roundabout to the Brighton pillars.

The motorways are cleared approximately every 3 months, with crews working for 10 hours each night.

The Cityclean team works alongside a contractor which provides mobile lane closures and ensure the safety of the council employees.