Derby Litter Experiment

Litter will be left uncollected on the streets in Derby City centre for a whole weekend in November to show people how much is dropped.

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Derby litter test: why the street cleaners will down their brushes

A Midlands council has decided to take drastic action against litter bugs - they're simply going to stop the clean-up operation for two days in November in order to make a point.

Derby City council says enough is enough. Each year it costs taxpayers one billion pounds to keep the streets of Britain clean - but with increasingly tight budgets the council says money is being wasted.

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Derby experiment will see litter uncollected over entire weekend

Litter will be left uncollected on the streets in Derby City centre for a whole weekend in November Credit: ITV Central

Litter will be left uncollected on the streets in Derby City centre for a whole weekend in November to show people how much is dropped.

The city council's street cleaning team hope the experiment will make shoppers more aware about the rubbish they throw on the floor.