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Controversial garbage collection proposal splits opinion

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Councils across Melbourne could move to fortnightly rubbish collections under a plan to reduce food waste ending up in landfill.

The idea of special bins for food waste – with fortnightly collections of all other garbage – has been floated by a state government agency.

However, it’s been met with some trepidation.

“Collecting my rubbish is the only useful thing my council does for me,” joked 3AW Breakfast host Ross Stevenson.

Bayside City Council has already decided to make the switch, with the plan to come into effect in July next year.

They spoke with mayor Laurence Evans, who defended the idea.

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