The Roadside Litter Campaign Group
In order to maximise impact, we bring together a number of organisations to steer, inform and support the campaign.
The Roadside Litter Campaign Group is made of key stakeholders in the management of roadside litter across the country. The group meets quarterly to discuss progress and plan for the future. In addition, group members provide operational support in their respective areas of action.
The Roadside Litter Campaign Group currently comprises the following:
Zero Waste Scotland exists to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Their goal is to help Scotland realise the economic, environmental and social benefits of making best use of the world’s limited natural resources. They are funded to support delivery of the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy and the EU’s 2020 growth strategy.
We should all be disposing of waste in an appropriate way - recycling as a first option and using bins destined for landfill as a last resort. Littering wastes resources -matter and materials that we need to be recycling. Littering inaccessible places like the roadside often makes these resources completely irretrievable, harming the environment in more ways than one.
Road Operating companies are contracted out by Transport Scotland to handle day to day maintenance of Scotland's trunk roads. The priority is repairs and improvements to ensure safe travel and steady movement of traffic but this also includes tasks like sweeping, sign cleaning, weed spraying and grass cutting and litter picking.
Road Operating Companies are responsible for litter picking on Motorways and special roads -litter picking on all other roads is the responsibility of the local aut
We work closely with a number of local authorities who have expressed a particular interest in tackling roadside litter. We hope to engage all local authorities on this issue over the course of the campaign. If you are a local authority looking to get involved please get in touch.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is the only UK trade association dedicated solely to the needs of UK road transport operators. It is the voice of the road haulage profession, a champion of its interests and a respected partner to the broader logistics community.
The RHA’s best in class operations, intelligence and communication aid the public’s understanding of the road haulage profession. It provides its members with advice, information and guidance; up-to-the-minute research and a code of conduct to enhance their professional stature.
This campaign is funded by a number of industry bodies. They are represented in the RLCG by the Packaging Recycling Group Scotland.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with Keep Scotland Beautiful and supporting the Scottish Government’s drive for a cleaner Scotland. Everybody agrees that littering is an unwelcome, antisocial problem and soft drinks companies have been working with anti-littering organisations for many years.
However, if we really want to change people’s behaviour industry, campaigners and the Government need to work together and the Give Your Litter a Lift roadside campaign is the perfect start.”