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Litter Challenges

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Litter Challenges

We were delighted to see visitors returning to our beautiful part of North Wales at the weekend, but the sunny weather and outdoor eating brought challenges for our Open Spaces team.

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,” said 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. Extra bins have been put out at littering hotspots. We are asking residents and visitors to keep our county beautiful by finding a litter bin that has space, or taking litter home. #VisitWalesSafely #LeaveOnlyFootprints

Posted on 17/07/2020

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