Local News & Archive — February 10, 2016 at 11:50 am — Updated: February 10, 2016 at 10:40 pm

Conwy bin collection plan ‘ludricrous’, says AM

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Conwy councillors will decide later this month whether bin collections should be cut to once every four weeks.

Currently, the local authority collects residual waste every fortnight, but the county could become the first in Wales to collect every 28 days in a bid to save £558,000 a year.

The plans have been recommended for approval by the cabinet, but Clwyd West AM, Darren Millar, has described the measure as ”ludricrous”. Nearly 500 people have joined a ‘Save Our Bin Collections’ page on Facebook opposing the changes.

Mr Mllar, a Conservative, said councillors ignored the views of residents who wanted to keep fortnightly collections when they backed the plans at a meeting on Monday: ”We need to stop these ludicrous proposals and protect this beautiful part of  North Wales from becoming a dumping ground…it is vital that we continue fighting against these proposals and I urge all residents who are against four-weekly collections, who haven’t already done so, to back my campaign now.”

Conwy County Council say the changes would encourage more householders to recycle as well as making cost savings. Food waste and recycling collections will still be made every week, along with extra collections at peak times and separate collections for nappies and hygiene products.

A final decision on the plans will be made at a cabinet meeting in Bodlondeb on Tuesday 23rd February.

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