AROUND 21-tonnes of litter have been collected by Wiltshire Council after weeks of cleaning up major road routes throughout the county.

At the end of week 11 of its litter picking operation on roads around Wiltshire; local authority has confirmed that 1,552 bags of rubbish – equally around 21-tonnes – have been collected.

This current major routes litter pick which will achieve a one off litter pick of the majority of the county’s A-roads.

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Council officials estimate it will cost in the region of £50,000 – all of which is avoidable should people simply dispose of their waste appropriately, the authority said.

The current major routes litter pick operation is scheduled to end in April 2022.