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« Reply #255 on: December 13, 2018, 10:10:00 AM »
As a 2 person household I haven't had much of an issue over the change to 4 weekly big bin collections. In fact our landfill bin is usually half empty even after 4 weeks as we recycle everything we can. We can even manage if we miss a collection if we are away and have to wait another 4 weeks for the bin to be emptied.
That was until now.
An extra week's ash from the coal fire makes the bin almost too heavy to manage, no way can we afford to miss a collection now.

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« Reply #256 on: December 15, 2018, 12:38:50 PM »
It's not the best service, as this last Thursday I put my half full black bin out for disposal. I don't know why but although my neighbours bin, which was next to it, was emptied, mine wasn't. Fortunately where I live there is more than one way to skin a cat.  ;)
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« Reply #257 on: December 22, 2018, 10:27:40 AM »
Conwy
As with all the local councils, collections in Conwy have also been amended.

Households whose waste is usually collected on a Monday will have to unload excess wrapping paper and the like on Saturday 22, which is their substitute for a Christmas week collection - though Monday 31 will go ahead as usual.

Collections usually on a Tuesday will instead take place on Monday 24 and Wednesday 2 January.

Local councils have made special arrangements to reduce the impact of the two bank holidays next week. (Image: PA)
And waste normally picked up on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday will instead be a day late between December 26 and January 5.

Alongside these changes, it's important to note that the Council will not be collecting garden, electrical or textile waste between Saturday 22 and Friday 4.

Residents of Conwy can expect collection days to return to the normal from January 7.        REF DP


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« Reply #258 on: February 16, 2019, 11:05:09 AM »
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This looked like an interesting solution to plastic usage.
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I still think that more should be done to put pressure on manufactures and retailers to use packaging that is easy to recycle

This article was surprising..............

Plant-based compostable plastics going to landfill.          You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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« Reply #259 on: June 30, 2019, 02:56:13 PM »
CONWY is among the UK's top twenty areas when it comes to plastic recycling.

It’s Wales that leads UK with the most towns, cities and counties making the top 20 list.

Conwy county is placed 10th having recycled 1,744 tonnes of plastic between 2017 and 2018, according to the
In total the Welsh sent 43,877 tonnes of plastic for recycling between 2017-2018 which weighs 3.5 times more than the Severn Bridge.
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« Reply #260 on: August 02, 2019, 12:16:26 PM »
Heartbreaking photos showing North Wales' beautiful beaches dotted with litter have emerged online.

As temperatures soar, holiday makers have flocked to the region's breathtaking beaches in a bid to make the most of the summer.
But the increase in footfall at the seaside has also meant a rise in the amount of rubbish being left behind.

Over the last few weeks, residents who have become sick of cleaning up after other inconsiderate litter bugs have rallied together online to shame those dumping their rubbish.You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

They did not mention that recycling trolley's were destroyed in the fire.   $angry$

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« Reply #261 on: August 04, 2019, 10:02:09 AM »
Valid point........



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« Reply #262 on: August 04, 2019, 11:30:45 AM »
Nice one Steve and that sums it all up        $good$


Many years ago I was at a private party and was introduced to a local Councillor.      I didn't know the guy but Councillor B went on at great length, as some Councillors do about banning dogs from the beach at the West Shore.
So I told him straight that I didn't walk my dog on the beach as the beach was too dirty for my dog and suggested to him that he focuses his attention more on the human activity that pollutes the beaches

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« Reply #263 on: August 28, 2019, 05:06:31 PM »
After the bank holiday there was the usual chat, regarding waste bins, not enough or not emptied, apparently Conwy Morfa was a disgrace,
only two bins ? and overflowing, and I have just read this "Llyn Padarn in Llanberis" article, not a pretty !sight!, or maybe it is :(  I could not help thinking how neat the piled rubbish looked, compared to the coast, dread to think what gulls would have done.

Litter, traffic and people pooing in bushes - what locals say a bank holiday is like at this beauty spot
A petition has been started in a bid to address the problems at Llyn Padarn in Llanberis.
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« Reply #264 on: August 28, 2019, 05:25:07 PM »
Marine Drive around the Orme was in a mess on Tuesday.
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« Reply #265 on: September 14, 2019, 01:03:57 PM »
Even if demand has decreased, I would have thought this service paid for itself, or are we giving it to Biffa ?


Conwy Council could be about to slash the number of recycling banks it operates.

Councillors will be presented with plans that would see the igloo style recycling banks for paper, cans, glass, and plastics scrapped.
The authority currently provides recycling banks at 32 locations throughout the county which require servicing by a specialist collection vehicle which costs £90,000 a year.

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« Reply #266 on: September 21, 2019, 10:32:43 AM »
Anti-balloon campaign in Anglesey over 'sky-tipping'

Hundreds of sky lanterns and balloons have been found strewn around the coast of Anglesey.

The island's council is urging the public to avoid using balloons where possible to cut down on "sky-tipping".

In 2017, the Friends of the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path (FAOCP) found the remnants of 879 balloons and sky lanterns on and around the island's coastal path.

As well as being unsightly, they can injure or trap land animals and fish.                 You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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« Reply #267 on: September 25, 2019, 09:54:56 AM »
UK gardeners 'punished by quiet green tax' for kerbside collections.

Analysis shows some UK councils charge up to £100 a year for a kerbside collection, despite one in four councils providing a free service.

Critics say the service should be free to residents to reduce the amount of clippings being sent to landfill.

Councils say the service is not statutory and home composting is a cheaper alternative.
The BBC's Shared Data Unit looked at the annual subscription charges levied by local councils for regular kerbside garden waste collections.
More than 140 local authorities provide a free collection, but charges for other councils range from £22 to £96.

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« Reply #268 on: October 19, 2019, 10:46:48 AM »
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I caught the tale end of a piece on Counrtyfile,...........MacRebur® LTD recycling plastics, combined with tarmac for use on roads the main points being they can use many types of plastic, also reuse what is already in landfill, and the end result is a more durable road surface, it is in the early stages of development,.......we need thinking like this.       
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I received a newsletter this week, from local councillors , one of the items " Where does our plastic go"....  "all local plastics are recycled in the UK, nothing sent abroad"  :) ....   "the plastic waste is sorted at the waste depot in Abergele, ......and sent to various outlets including a firm in Scotland (see above quote and link ) who use it in road construction."

 

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« Reply #269 on: November 10, 2019, 03:38:07 PM »
Interesting video, dealing with ocean pollution, studies found a percentage of the worlds rivers were the main cause, especially after rain storms inland, ergo clean up the rivers first before it reaches the ocean.

On October 26 2019, Boyan Slat You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login presented the plan to address the main source of ocean plastic: rivers. We aim to tackle the 1,000 most polluting rivers, responsible for about 80% of ocean plastic pollution, before the end of 2025.

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