Residents in Conwy are set to have their wheelie bins emptied only every four weeks.

Conwy County Borough Council could soon remove non-recyclable waste monthly, saving £390,000 a year. A trial was introduced just over a year ago affecting 10,900 homes, and three-weekly collections were brought in for all other households.

According to the authority, recycling had increased by 14 per cent in four-weekly collection areas and the amount of rubbish placed in wheelie bins reduced by almost a third.

Councillors are told in a report to be discussed next week:

Four-weekly collections are the most sustainable long term solution to recycle more and waste less, accompanied by a comprehensive programme of education and engagement with the people of Conwy.

Conwy County Borough Council

But the possible move has been met with opposition, local Assembly Members Janet Finch-Saunders and Darren Millar are urging Councillors to reject the calls.

They issued this joint statement:

We remain firmly opposed to proposals to roll out four weekly refuse collections.

Janet Finch-Saunders AM and Darren Millar AM