The Highways Agency came to Andover for the day, as part of their campaign to keep the country's major roads litter free.
"The Highways Agency employ Test Valley Borough Council as their agents to keep the A303 and the A34 litter free, and I was pleased to see litter-pickers at work on both roads recently. But they need everyone's help in removing the blight of litter on our roads - particularly the motorways and trunk roads."
"Litter is dangerous for those who have to pick it up, and bad for wildlife - as well as being unsightly. The Highways Agency has been in Andover distributing paper bags for motorists as part of the "Bag it! Bin it" campaign. They hope motoriosts will not throw rubbish out of the window, but put it in these biodegradable bags and then bin them"
"There has been a good response from people in Andover."
Sir George spoke to Donna Walker who told him that a mile of motorway could generate over 100 black sacks full of rubbish. "1.3 million pieces of rubbish are dropped on the roads every weekend, and the problem is now five times worse than it was in 1980."