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I reported on this issue in February this year and RCC have only made a half-hearted attempt to clean up these laybys. The amount of litter and waste is totally unacceptable and the lack of decent waste bins is obvious as some are missing.

Reported via desktop in the Fly Tipping category by Linda Ellis at 11:49, Sunday 21 August 2022

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later

Way back in February this year I reported on this issue. No progress has been made despite a response from RCC that one of the truck areas had received a half hearted attempt at cleansing. Why are all the laybys not checked weekly, and why are proper suitable bins not supplied? The amount of litter is along the whole length of the laybys and it blows further up onto the verges and central reservation. It looks an absolute disgrace as you drive through what we would all like to think is our ‘beautiful’ County! I know we need to educate people to either dispose of their waste responsibly or take it home, but when there is no waste bin there, it just means that people are leaving their detritus behind. The damage this does to our wildlife is awful. So, RCC, please get these areas tidied up!

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  • Thank you for reporting this issue. This is now being investigated.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 08:39, Monday 22 August 2022

  • Despite my original reporting of the lay-by littering issues, nothing has been to done to clean up these areas. They are an absolute disgrace. Bins missing, bins that are in situ are overflowing, bins with low capacity, i.e domestic size. So come on Rutland County Council, get this problem resolved! The A1 has received a fairly major litter clean and with a huge resurfacing project being carried out, the road is actually looking respectable. But, the RCC lay-bys are an embarrassment.

    Posted anonymously at 10:48, Monday

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