Rats scampering around Conwy's over-filled bins

  Posted: 07.04.21 at 11:24 by The Editor

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Over-filled bins in Conwy are attracting rats.

Day trippers flocked to the town over the bank-holiday weekend, keen to take advantage of the more relaxed Wales-only lockdown rules.

But several bins were left crammed full of rubbish, and litter - including takeaway containers, crisp tubes and even household rubbish - was left strewn around paths.

Yesterday Conwy Nub News witnessed a rat dining on leftovers at this bin near the underpass by Gyffin car park. A dead rat was also found on Mil Hill over a week ago.

Rats are common in Conwy, probably due to the proximity of Gyffin's stream and the river.

Conwy County Council spokeswoman commented: "Our public litter bins are emptied regularly, and our staff work longer hours to cope with the increase in rubbish at busy times.

"We ask residents and visitors to keep our county clean by finding a litter bin that has space or taking their litter home with them. If there’s a bin that needs emptying, you can tell us about it on our website: erf.reporting.conwy.gov.uk."

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