Highways Agency spends £6m clearing m-way rubbish

The Highways Agency spends six million pounds a year clearing up the crisp packets, drink cans and rubbish that some of us throw out of our cars.

In one year alone the organisation collects enough discarded rubbish fill four Olympic-sized swimming pools, or in Kent and Sussex alone, more than a thousand sacks of litter a month.

Meridian presenter Fred Dinenage spoke to Tim Lyver from the Highways Agency about why the problem has become so bad.