This is because there are significant health and safety issues and costs associated with clearing litter on roadsides, laybys and junctions. This makes it harder to tackle the problem and for cleansing to take place.
We’re calling on drivers to keep their conscience and our roadsides clear as part of a new national roadside litter campaign.
With more vehicles than ever before on our roads and a significant increase in our food and drink on-the-go culture, roadside litter is a growing problem in Wales. It is harmful to our environment and wildlife. It ruins the beautiful views for locals and visitors alike, whilst also being difficult, dangerous and expensive to clean up.
Read more about our new campaign that encourages drivers to ‘Drive your litter home’
The responsibility for maintaining and improving the road network in Wales lies with the local authorities in which they go through except for the major trunk roads which are the responsibility of the Welsh Government’s trunk road agencies (the South Wales Trunk Road Agency and the North Wales Trunk Road Agency).
If you see any roadside litter, you can report a problem to your local authority or the relevant agency.