Melbourne's Rubbish Collection Could Go Fortnightly Under New Proposal

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Melbourne's Rubbish Collection Could Go Fortnightly Under New Proposal Sustainability Victoria

Melbourne’s bins would only go out once a fortnight, under a new proposal to reduce the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill.
A state government group is flagging the idea of weekly pickups of food and garden waste and fortnightly ones for garbage that can't be composted.

Environment Victoria's Nick Aberley says it's a great way to reuse the one-third of landfill made up of food scraps.
“I think it’s a very sensible proposal… just throwing out our food waste and letting it rot in landfill is not a good idea anymore.”

He said there’s a waste crisis developing in Victoria and we need to reduce the volume of waste we produce.

He encouraged Victorians to look at their waste, in particular food scraps.
“We know we have the technology to compost those (scraps) safely and turn it back into something that can be useful.”

He said he was confident people would get on board with the campaign.

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