Melbourne garbage collection could switch to fortnightly pickups
Melbourne residents may be forced to keep their rubbish for two weeks under a new plan that would move to fortnightly collections.
The controversial proposal by a state government agency would reduce general waste pickup to fortnightly collection, while food scraps and garden waste would still be picked up on a weekly basis.
Food scraps and garden waste would be placed in a special bin and converted to compost.
The proposal aims at reducing the amount of food scraps that unnecessarily end up in land fill.
Currently, only five municipalities in Melbourne even have special bins for food scraps so new bins would need to be distributed to residents.
It's unclear whether rates would drop as a result of fortnightly pickup.
The proposal has proven to be highly controversial, with many residents concerned about the smell of their waste.