Canterbury City Council has started work clearing one of the county’s worst grot spots of its piles of litter.
Rubbish including plastic bottles full of urine had been massing at a wooded area off Faulkners Lane in Harbledown by a lay-by next to the A2.
Anti-litter campaigner Beverley Paton had described the mess as “unbelievable” and a “reeking cesspit”.
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The area is owned by Highways England and is the responsibility of Canterbury City Council to keep clean.
Staff from Serco, the council’s cleaning contractor, are undertaking the work.