Bizarre finds in roadside clean up

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A TOILET, children’s slide and sofa were some of the more bizarre finds in a roadside clear uo.

Specially trained council operatives teamed up with Highways Agency contractors Aone+ earlier this month in a determined effort to clean up the A38.

Over the course of a week the teams closed off sections of the A38 at night and through the rain and dark they scoured the roadsides for rubbish.

As well as the 400 bags of litter they collected, there were some surprising bigger discoveries including an intact sofa, a bed, a children’s slide and most bizarrely a toilet.

Cllr Jack Brown, cabinet member for green and thriving places to live, said: “The pictures of the rubbish cleared are truly shocking and it highlights the scale of the problem we appear to have in terms of litter being dropped on the highways.”