Seagull proof bags

New reusable seagull proof protective rubbish sacks are now on sale at £3.50 from the St Austell One Stop Shop.

The decision to sell the bags has come following a successful trial in five areas in Cornwall.

Seagulls can be a nuisance by ripping up our unprotected rubbish bags and scattering it all over the place.

Seagulls are not the only villain’s; crows, foxes and cats can all make a meal and a mess out of our rubbish.

The seagull proof sacks hold around three black sacks of rubbish and have a weighted base, a secure Velcro fastening and a tie at the back to stop them blowing away after collection

The sacks are designed to deter attacks on bags of rubbish by most animals and birds. They are most beneficial in seaside towns, where seagulls can be a real nuisance on rubbish collection day.