Conwy Agrees “Additional Support” Ahead Of Four-Weekly Collections

Conwy’s Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed to “additional support measures” ahead of the commencement of its 4-weekly residual waste collections.

Following a year-long trial, the Cabinet agreed to roll-out of 4-weekly residual waste collections in September 2018.

Over the next few months, officers and councillors will now be looking at coordinating the changes, finding out what additional support people might need, and starting to plan new collection routes, the Council says.

  • All households will continue to receive recycling and food waste collections every week, with extra recycling containers available to anyone who needs them.
  • Weekly nappy collections are available for nappies and incontinence products, and special arrangements can be made for medical waste.
  • Garden Waste, electrical items and textiles are collected fortnightly.
  • New measures will include free bulky waste collections, and mobile recycling centres in the rural area.

Cabinet Member, Cllr Donald Milne, said, “It’ll take a few months to make the arrangements for the changes, and once everything has been finalised we’ll circulate the full details and calendars to every household who will have a change to their collection.”

“In the meantime, if you need extra recycling containers, a visit from our recycling officers or you have a question about refuse and recycling contact our Mochdre offices by email or phone 01492 575337.”

The trial of 4-weekly refuse collections started in autumn 2016; it involved over ten-thousand properties across the county over a twelve month period. At the same time, 3-weekly collections were introduced as standard for all other households.

Recycling in 3-weekly areas increased by 5% and increased by 14% in the 4-weekly areas.

Households in the 4-weekly areas reduced the contents of their bins by 31%, diverting 1,040 tonnes from landfill – the equivalent of 87 double decker buses.

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