North West Wales

New waste charges given go-ahead by Conwy council

The new charges cover waste like rubble and tyres Image copyright Thinkstock
Image caption The new charges cover waste like rubble and tyres

Charges for disposing of non-household waste will be introduced in Conwy.

Council officers had said the move could raise £120,000 to boost coffers, although "concerns about fly-tipping will be raised".

There were 1,069 incidents of flytipping in the county in 2015-16 - an increase of 90 compared to the previous year.

The policy, agreed by councillors, covers non-household waste such as rubble, plasterboard and tyres.

Officers said charges would be "less than the hire of a private skip", while the disposal of household waste, such as beds and wardrobes, remains free.

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