FLY-TIPPING has seen waste spill into alleyways in Colwyn Bay.

Rhos-on-Sea resident Brian Jones said rubbish spilling out into alleyways near Theatr Colwyn had been an ongoing issue for years.

Mr Jones said while it was not directly related to the introduction to the four-weekly collections, bins did need to be emptied on a more regular basis.

Mr Jones said: “It’s disgusting. I have been reporting it to the environmental authorities on and off for years, and the Theatr Colwyn manager has as well but it just keeps repeating itself.

“They send an emergency response truck around and throw all the stuff in but then it just builds up again. It is an ongoing problem so someone needs to keep an eye on it.

“It’s just a few hundred yards away from their new building and around the corner from the town council offices.

"But it just seems to be a case of out of sight, out of mind. It is an ongoing problem of not collecting the bins enough.”

Conwy County Borough Council cabinet member for environment, roads and facilities Cllr Donald Milne said fly-tipping was an extension of the casual littering on our streets and it came down to a small minority who fail to use correct disposal facilities.

Cllr Milne said: “When a small minority of people fail to make use of the street bins and recycling facilities which the council provides there will be some examples of littering within the community.

“It is my aim as a councillor to encourage residents to be good citizens and refrain from littering which is clearly anti-social behaviour.”

He added: “Clearing this material from our roads is a dangerous occupation often requiring traffic restrictions to be put in place to protect NWaste overflowing from bins in Colwyn Bay NFly-tipping in alleyways near Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay the workers.

“Remember the cost of clearing this up has to be borne by you and me as council tax payers.”

But he said this had nothing to do with the fourweekly collection and that although it had only been running for two months, positive effects had been seen.

Mr Milne added: “The current collection system is operating efficiently with most residents responding to environmental needs by recycling the majority of their refuse.

"We collected over 30 tons more food waste in the first month of the full four weekly (collections) as well an increase on all other recycling materials, this was reflected in an equivalent fall in the tonnage of residual waste.

“The increase in volume of recycling waste collections has shown that residents appreciate the need to save our precious resources.

“Conwy’s variety of recycling and residual waste collections has provided residents with a range of collection options to enable them to... reduce the volume of waste going into landfill.”