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Highways England’s novel solution for litterbug drivers

Drivers will now be encouraged to actually throw litter from their cars as the first new ‘funnel bins’ are set to be installed next week.

Highways England’s 'funnel bins'

Highways England’s ‘funnel bins’

Launching first in Lymm Services on the M6, the bins are at vehicle window height to enable drivers to throw their litter in, with both car and HGV versions available.

A 10-week trial held at the Winchester service area on the M3 last year found installation of the bins reduced litter by 25%.

Earlier this year, the government said it was looking at plans to fine vehicle owners if it could be proved that litter was thrown from their car – even if it was discarded by somebody else’s.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.