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.


Seagull proof bags for Cornwall

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