Parents are furious after being told they will have to show their children’s birth certificates if they want the council to continue to collect dirty nappies.According to town hall chiefs in Anglesey, waste management teams have “evidence that most children are potty trained between ages of two and three,” so the the council wants to make people prove their child’s age if they want to receive the service, the Daily Post reports.
But families who will be affected by the changes say they are ridiculous and do not take account of different rates of child development, or that some disabled children may still need nappies beyond a certain age. The changes are being brought in as the council tries to meet recycling targets and dodge fines by the Welsh government.
The fortnightly nappy collection will only be provided to families with children up to three years old, and everyone else will have to manage to squeeze the soiled nappies in with their normal household waste to be collected only once every three weeks.
Steph Roberts from Gwalchmai, said: “I think it’s disgraceful that they’ve placed an age limit on the service. I have a three year old who’s currently being potty trained, and I know I’m not the only one in the same situation.”