The Highways Agency collects 7,500 tonnes of litter from motorways in Britain each year at a cost of £6m.
In the past year, in the Midlands region the following items have been found:
a complete windscreen
a crate of fizzy drinks
The Highways Agency say all of these items could have caused accidents.
They are encouraging motorists to think about how they dispose of litter on the road.
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