LITTERBUGS have been slammed for leaving “mountains” of rubbish across beaches in Prestatyn and Rhyl.

The hot weather over the May bank holiday brought thousands of sun-seekers to the towns, but overflowing bins – from the Pavilion to the harbour in Rhyl – had rubbish stacked around them.

Even worse, was a chair that had been dumped in the bushes opposite Pontins Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park, located on Barkby Avenue.

Dog walker ?Stuart Williams said: “We walk that route most days and we spied this had been dumped along the path.

“The rubbish over the weekend was terrible. Bins were full and they hadn’t been emptied.

“I filled six bags with rubbish – the usual cans, bottles and soiled nappies.”

Resident Sarah Baker, who lives in Rhyl, shared some photos of what she described an “alarming” situation.

The mum of two said: “Despite there being numerous rubbish bins along the prom and the presence of Kingdom Security environmental officers in the town,

“It is alarming to see the amount of rubbish that was strewn along the beach.

“It saddens and frustrates me. I care about the town.

“My family and I enjoy visits to the beach most days and we all took part in a community litter pick along the same stretch.

“I question why Denbighshire County Council allowed the bins to overflow on a predictably busy weekend?”

The council brought in extra staff to try and tackle the amount of litter dumped, but councillors have called for a “better plan” ahead of the next bank holiday.

Prestatyn North ward councillor Paul Penlington said: “I contacted Denbighshire County Council and asked them to take action and plan more appropriately in future.

“They explained their street operatives went off shift at 5pm and a lot of the mess was left after that.

“They agree it needs a better response on future bank holidays and are going to provide large bins at the key hot spots, including the area by the kiosks in Rhyl and on the Nova car park in Prestatyn; also to extend Streetscene teams cover on the prom until 8pm.”

It is understood that some bins had become full due to pool inflatables being “shoved” in.

Keith Jones, founder of Rhyl’s branch of Surfers Against Sewage who is campaigning to eliminate single use plastics from the town, said: “You’ve got to be sensible and take your own rubbish home. Otherwise, seagulls will have a field day.

“I wasn’t in the area, but I saw the photos on Facebook and I was disappointed about how much rubbish was about – there was even a soiled nappy left.

“It is a logistic problem rather than people not making the effort.

“We realise there is a problem and it needs solving.”

A spokesman for Denbighshire County Council said: “We had teams out and about along the coast over the weekend working hard to clear litter from beaches and to empty bins as quickly as possible and we thank them for their efforts.

“The majority of people act responsibly and either take their rubbish home with them or place the rubbish in the bins located along the coast,

“However there are some individuals who leave their litter lying on the beaches and expect someone else to clear up after them, but luckily those people are in the minority.

“Now that the busy summer season is upon us, we will continue to try and keep our coastline as clear of rubbish as possible but would also appeal to people to dispose of their rubbish sensibly”.