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Campaign interventions revisited in Dumfries & Galloway

Campaign set to target litter and flytipping in the laybys along the A75, A 76 and A77, starting this week.

As part of our roadside litter campaign, we are working with Dumfries & Galloway Council to support their efforts to reduce the amount of litter and flytipping on their roads.

The council will deploy campaign interventions in the area, replicating trials carried out in South Ayrshire and Angus. Bins have been removed from laybys along the A75, A76 and A77 and have been replaced with campaign materials explaining that there are ‘No bins here’, asking road users to take their litter home with them. Where bins remain, campaign stickers have been displayed that ask members of the public to ‘Please put your rubbish in this bin’.

Previous trials have indicated a positive impact on roadside litter so the council are hopeful that these measures will help reduce the incidence of roadside litter in the region.

Littering is illegal and puts an unnecessary burden on council resources. When it is not collected it can pose a danger to drivers and a threat towards wildlife, as well as creating a negative impression of the landscape.

You can find out more information and see how you can get involved with the roadside litter campaign on our website.

20 February 2018

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