Conwy News, Local News & Archive — May 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm — Updated: May 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Monthly bin collection pilot for Towyn and Kinmel Bay

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Bin collections in Towyn and Kinmel Bay will be cut to once every four weeks as part of a pilot scheme.

More than 10,000 households across the county – who currently have their refuse collections made fortnightly on Mondays – will be taking part in the trial, which begins at the end of July. Weekly recycling and food waste collections are not affected.

Last February, Conwy County Council backed down on plans to introduce four-weekly collections permanently in favour of collecting waste once every three weeks – but the plans are due to be reconsidered again at Bodlondeb next year.

The plans were opposed by Clwyd West AM, Darren Millar, who led a ‘Save Our Bin Collections’ campaign. He said: ”I am very concerned that the trial is commencing over the summer months when our visitor economy may be affected by the changes, and in particular that the Towyn and Kinmel Bay area is to be the pilot for four weekly collections, given the importance of tourism in the locality.”

Conwy County Council say all residents will receive a new calendar and an information pack on the changes before the new bin collection schedule begins.

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