Lingerie and coffee cups cleared from A41

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Lingerie and coffee cups made up part of the 11 tonnes of rubbish and litter that was picked up from the A41 last week.

During the clean-up operation, which took place on February 28, the team of 14 staff from Dacorum Borough Council’s Clean Safe and Green Team cleared litter from the slip roads, junctions and grass verges of the A41 from after the junction with the M25 at Kings Langley through to Tring.

The central reservation will be cleared later in the summer to coincide with Hertfordshire County Council cutting the grass.

Councillor Julie Laws, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability said: "Clearing this litter is an expensive operation. It costs around £1,500 a day just for us to close the high speed roads, so our team can safely pick up people's rubbish that shouldn’t have been dropped in the first place.

"Litter not only looks bad, it can be a hazard to vehicles and wildlife. I urge drivers and passengers to take their litter home with them and to help us keep our roads clean, safe and welcoming."

The borough council clears the A41 twice a year. Among the items picked up during this latest operation was the usual litter of coffee cups, drink cans and food packaging thrown out of vehicles along with more unusual items, including lingerie.

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1:10pm Fri 7 Mar 14

TRT says...

Isn't there a scout camp just off that road?
Isn't there a scout camp just off that road? TRT
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1:21pm Fri 7 Mar 14

barnet123 says...

Why not get the Community Payback, benefit claimants and asylum seekers to do this work for free?
Why not get the Community Payback, benefit claimants and asylum seekers to do this work for free? barnet123
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3:26pm Fri 7 Mar 14

bhattyclease says...

Having read this article, I promise to stop throwing my filthy lingerie out of the window of my Navara. I will state, aka herewith aforementioned, the smelly gussets were a GIFT (and therefore tax deductible).

Bhattycleaseinthecou
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leaseinthecountrysii
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Having read this article, I promise to stop throwing my filthy lingerie out of the window of my Navara. I will state, aka herewith aforementioned, the smelly gussets were a GIFT (and therefore tax deductible). Bhattycleaseinthecou ntrysiiiiiidebhattyc leaseinthecountrysii iiide! bhattyclease
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6:47pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Cuetip says...

bhattyclease wrote:
Having read this article, I promise to stop throwing my filthy lingerie out of the window of my Navara. I will state, aka herewith aforementioned, the smelly gussets were a GIFT (and therefore tax deductible).

Bhattycleaseinthecou

ntrysiiiiiidebhattyc

leaseinthecountrysii

iiide!
Is there an opportunity here for the gov't to levy a cost a packet tax on the fast food indudsrty as they do with so called green taxes?
[quote][p][bold]bhattyclease[/bold] wrote: Having read this article, I promise to stop throwing my filthy lingerie out of the window of my Navara. I will state, aka herewith aforementioned, the smelly gussets were a GIFT (and therefore tax deductible). Bhattycleaseinthecou ntrysiiiiiidebhattyc leaseinthecountrysii iiide![/p][/quote]Is there an opportunity here for the gov't to levy a cost a packet tax on the fast food indudsrty as they do with so called green taxes? Cuetip
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11:12pm Fri 7 Mar 14

E.Coli says...

Cuetip wrote:
bhattyclease wrote:
Having read this article, I promise to stop throwing my filthy lingerie out of the window of my Navara. I will state, aka herewith aforementioned, the smelly gussets were a GIFT (and therefore tax deductible).

Bhattycleaseinthecou


ntrysiiiiiidebhattyc


leaseinthecountrysii


iiide!
Is there an opportunity here for the gov't to levy a cost a packet tax on the fast food indudsrty as they do with so called green taxes?
I sure the big tree in Cassiobury park keeps dropping leafs maybe it should be taxed
[quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhattyclease[/bold] wrote: Having read this article, I promise to stop throwing my filthy lingerie out of the window of my Navara. I will state, aka herewith aforementioned, the smelly gussets were a GIFT (and therefore tax deductible). Bhattycleaseinthecou ntrysiiiiiidebhattyc leaseinthecountrysii iiide![/p][/quote]Is there an opportunity here for the gov't to levy a cost a packet tax on the fast food indudsrty as they do with so called green taxes?[/p][/quote]I sure the big tree in Cassiobury park keeps dropping leafs maybe it should be taxed E.Coli
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