Highways England is asking motorists to take their rubbish home as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

The organisation has joined Keep Britain Tidy’s Million Mile Mission to help clear litter from the roads.

Last year, the company collected 12,000 bags of litter during the event.

“Litter is not only unsightly and a risk to wildlife and the environment, but it also puts our workers at risk collecting it,” said Highways England’s Head of Customer and Operational Requirements Freda Rashdi.

“It diverts time and money that could be better spent on improving the network.”