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South Lanarkshire Council's annual road clean up has kicked off

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South Lanarkshire Council have begun a week-long clean-up of roads across the area.As of today (January 23), teams have been out in force clearing rubbish from roads across the region.Councillor Robert Brown (Rutherglen South), the chair of the council’s Community and Enterprise Resources Committee, said: “It is again very disappointing that we have had to waste so much time and money clearing up rubbish that could have and should have been disposed of responsibly.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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But the reality is that we need everyone in our communities to help by not throwing away rubbish that should be put in road-side bins, household bins or collected and taken to any of our recycling centres.“A minority of people seem to think the rules don’t apply to them and that they can dump litter and rubbish wherever they like.

This costs the public services time and money that could be better spent on other things. Neither the council nor local communities are prepared to tolerate this, and we aim to stamp it out.”He added: “We take our role in changing that behaviour seriously, through a combination of education, awareness-raising and enforcement.“But we also have a duty to make sure our communities are safe, clean, and

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