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Suffolk councils confirm new measures to tackle roadside littering

PUBLISHED: 13:49 04 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:49 04 August 2018

The Littering Innovation Fund grant will be used by Suffolk councils to combat roadside littering Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Littering Innovation Fund grant will be used by Suffolk councils to combat roadside littering Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Seven of Suffolk’s local authorities have outlined measures to help tackle roadside littering, after securing £10,000 from the government’s Litter Innovation Fund.

Alongside the central government grant, each council is putting in £500 to a series of measures which they have collectively agreed.

Among them will be a new advertising campaign featuring banners at known littering hotspots, trialling a new style and colour of bin at problem areas, additional wheely bins in public locations, monitoring of lay-bys and targeting littering at petrol pumps.

Devices will also be trialled which are fitted to the lids of wheely bins and send a message to a phone or computer when it is nearly full.

A monitoring period has been taking place over the summer for the new measures, with more updates expected once the findings of that trial have been assessed.

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