Crews to clear tonnes of rubbish from Derbyshire road

A clean-up of an estimated 10 tonnes of rubbish is planned along a four-mile (6.5km) stretch of the A38 in Derbyshire.

Tyres, bottles and nappies are among the items dumped along the road, an Amber Valley Borough Council spokesman said.

A team of contractors will take two days to clear the rubbish in the £6,000 clean-up operation.

The work will start on 18 April on the verges between Ripley and Swanwick.

'Costly' problem

A section of the road from the B6179 junction to Alfreton will also be cleaned up.

Council spokesman Simon Gladwin said: "We're specifically targeting the area we consider to be the worst affected based on feedback from motorists.

"Our message to motorists is to keep litter in your vehicle and help prevent what can present a costly and dangerous problem to solve."

The work will be done overnight between 2000 BST and 0600 BST.

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