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Over two tonnes of rubbish collected during road closure

Published Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Following successful clean ups along the A14 and A45 during January and February,

East Northamptonshire Council’s (ENC) waste team have litter-picked a major section of the A45 from Chown’s Mill to 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, during February, as part of the Chown’s Mill roundabout redevelopment.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said:

“Unfortunately, the majority of the litter collected was wrappers, packets, bottles and cans, rather than items falling from lorries, so could have been dropped from vehicles deliberately.

“Of course, we cannot track where the rubbish collected along the A45 has come from, but wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone, residents of East Northants and visitors alike, that this type of litter picking costs everyone and we would rather that this money and time was spent on something that contributed to the wider community.”

More litter picks are planned across the district, and to find out more about waste in East Northamptonshire or to arrange your own community litter pick, please visit