Councillors urged to reject monthly bin collections

Conwy councillors have been urged to reject proposals to move to four weekly bin collection in the county borough.

The calls come as Conwy County Borough Council officers submitted a report to the local authority’s Oversight and Scrutiny Committee – Economy & Place.

Members of the committee will meet on Monday 20th November to vote on the proposals, and local Assembly Members Janet Finch-Saunders and Darren Millar are urging Councillors to reject the calls.

They have issued a joint statement this afternoon.

In it they urge all councillors to reject “deeply concerning” plans, which they say are a “step too far”.

Statement in Full:

“We remain firmly opposed to proposals to roll out four weekly refuse collections.

“The pilot scheme has proven to be extremely unpopular with local residents and complaints relating to litter, fly tipping and pests have become a regular feature of our mail bags where it has operated.

“While we applaud the efforts that the Council has made to increase recycling rates in recent years, given the problems that four weekly collections have caused we urge councillors to listen to local opposition, ditch these proposals, and explore other options to promote recycling.

“For the overwhelming majority of taxpayers in Conwy four-weekly bin collections are a step too far.”

Notes to Editors:

Conwy County Borough Council report for Economy & Place Committee.

http://modgoveng.conwy.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=939&MId=5795)