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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Seagull proof bags for Cornwall

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