Overflowing bins? Please take your litter home with you

July 17, 2020 - 1101 views

Today Conwy County Borough Council have explained about the many challenges they've recently faced as a result of the lockdown easing in the middle of a shorter summer season and during sunny weather.

In a release on their website they explained why a significant influx of visitors brought problems to their Open Spaces team and bins were overflowing in some parts of the area. They also stressed the importance of people taking their litter home with them if they can't easily dispose of it.

The council said: "Despite regularly emptying public bins on Saturday and Sunday, we still had issues with over-flowing bins and littering, particularly in seaside areas.

"Visitor levels were similar to a usual good summer’s day, but in Llandudno, litter levels were higher than over the Extravaganza Weekend.

"In the Conwy and Llandudno area we collected over 4.5 tonnes of rubbish at the weekend, a 50% increase on the weekend before."

“We’d like to thank the volunteers who showed their pride in our area by litter picking,” added Cllr Greg Robbins, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation.

“But littering isn’t acceptable behaviour – if you carried it there, then you can take it to a bin or take it home. We’d like to remind people to leave only footprints on the beach.”

The Open Spaces team has adjusted shifts so operatives will be working longer days to manage the increased litter and extra bins have been put out at littering hotspots.

Residents and visitors are being asked to keep our county beautiful by finding a litter bin that has space, or taking litter home.