Posted: Thu 15th Apr 2021

Conwy Council buys extra bins with capacity of 200 bath tubs to tackle holiday season litter increase

North Wales news and information

Conwy Council has bought extra bins which hold the capacity of 200 bath tubs in a bid to tackle an increase in littering over the holiday season.

To prepare for the busy spring and summer period across the county, the council has upgraded 90 litter bins to larger 360 litre volume bird-proof bins, with 80 more to come.

Around 50 extra temporary bins have also been purchased ready to put out at hotspot locations.

In total, the council said the bins provides an extra 34,400 litres of capacity to hold litter.

As well as installing bigger bins, the authority is also increasing the number of staff it has for litter picking, bin emptying and removing fly tipping.

Five more litter pickers have been hired to work at hotspots, including West Shore, Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy Quay, Abergele, Pensarn, Towyn and Kinmel Bay.

The five new employees are in addition to its usual staff working at Llandudno and Colwyn Bay.

More staff will be introduced in Betws Y Coed, Llanrwst and Capel Curig and the Great Orme Country Park.

A council spokesperson said: “Staff will be working from 7am to 8pm every day of the week to empty bins and pick up litter along the coast from Kinmel Bay to Llanfairfechan.

“To support this work, we’ve added another refuse truck and a cage vehicle, each with a two person crew, to allow us to empty bins more frequently and clear fly tipping.

“We all have our part to play in keeping Conwy beautiful. When you’re out and about, please remember to find a litter bin or take your rubbish home with you.

“If a litter bin is full and waiting to be emptied, please use another bin nearby.”

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