Seagull proof bags for Cornwall

Cornwall Council's waste panel committee has decided to roll out 'seagull proof' bags across the county.

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Seagull proof bags to be rolled out across Cornwall

Seagull proof bags will be rolled out across Cornwall. Credit: ITV News West Country

Cornwall Council's waste panel committee has decided to roll out 'seagull proof' bags across the county.

The hessian sacks were trialled for three months in Porthleven, Looe, Newquay, Polperro and St Austell.

Up to three plastic binbags can fit inside the sacks. They will cost £3.50, and will be available from the council's one stop shops in a couple of months.

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Cornwall Council could charge for special bin bags

Council looking to charge for seagull-proof bin bags Credit: ITV News West Country

Cornwall Council is planning to charge householders £3.50 a time for seagull-proof bin bag sacks. The birds are a menace in coastal towns. 15 hundred homes have been involved in a trial and were given the re-usable sacks for free.

The council's waste panel will consider the scheme this afternoon.

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