This month Bedford Borough Council announced it collected a whopping 695 bags of rubbish from the busiest and fastest roads across the borough.
Some of the more unsanitary items collected were bottles of urine and human excrement, a toilet pan and a number of dead animals including foxes, badgers, dead birds, rats and deer.
There were also miscellaneous car parts, carpets, fishing equipment and even a wooden door recovered from the road side – and now the council is saying enough is enough.
Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport at Bedford Borough Council, said: “Littering is a crime and no-one has the right to litter in our Borough.
“We will not tolerate it, it’s so totally unnecessary and yet it blights the landscape for everyone else.”
Cllr Royden continued: “Our teams work extremely hard to make sure Bedford Borough is a great place to live, work and visit; if you see anyone littering in our area report it and help us stamp out environmental crime.”
You can report an environmental crime by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01234 718060.
Article originally published on www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk on 22nd May 2017.