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Home Resident Recycling and Waste Top Tips For Windy Days

Top Tips For Windy Days


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Conwy is one of the best counties in Wales when it comes to recycling. It's great that Conwy residents want to do their bit to help the environment but occasionally, high winds can cause problems on collection days.
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To help prevent litter and keep your community tidy, please follow these recycling tips when the weather turns for the worst:

  • If your recycling containers are only half-full and you can manage, please consider waiting until the following week when the weather may be calmer to leave them out
  • If you have a green kerbside box, please use a lid to stop your recycling from blowing out
  • If you have a Trolibocs, please ensure that the boxes are stacked securely on the trolley
  • Putting containers out on the morning of collection will minimise their exposure to windy weather. Don't leave your recycling out the night before - please put them out in the morning by 7am on your collection day
  • To prevent your recycling containers from blowing away, please bring them back in as soon as you can after collections have taken place
  • Please ensure that all of your refuse fits in your bin and that the lid can close. If the lid is up, the wind may catch it and blow waste down your street
  • Please bag your refuse before putting it in your bin. This will prevent waste from blowing out, should the lid blow open
  • Our crews will pick up materials they drop and may be able to pick up wind-blown items close to containers, but they cannot always pick up items that have blown long distances down the street. Please do all you can to help to avoid wind-blown waste and report any serious litter problems to erf@conwy.gov.uk or 01492 575337
  • Our crews will try to minimize the chance of your containers blowing away by returning them carefully. If you have a Trolibocs, it may be left on its side to prevent it from blowing over

Thank you for recycling and for helping to keep your neighbourhood clean and tidy.

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