NEARLY two tonnes of rubbish was collected by the side of the A350 as the council tells residents to take their rubbish home.

While working one of its major litter picking routes, Wiltshire Council’s team collected 150 black bags full of rubbish from the side of the road.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Images courtesy of Wiltshire Council of black bin bags along the A350 route

The team picked up the discarded refuse while working along the A350 West Ashton to Warminster.

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On social media, the local authority said: “On our major routes litter pick, the crew worked on the A350 from West Ashton to Warminster.

“150 bags in total were collected, which equates to approx. two tonnes of waste."

“Please play your part in protecting our beautiful countryside by taking your rubbish home with you.”