The green (landfill) bins are collected every week, and the yellow (recycling) bins once every 2 weeks.
Maybe we are unusual, but as a family of 5 including children in their teenage years, we collect maybe 2 small bags of rubbish per week, leaving our green bin 80% empty each collection day. The recycling bin however is filled every week, and we struggle to fit everything in for the bi-weekly collection day.
I am moderately, but not religiously, aware of recyclable packaging when I shop and choose items that are recyclable whenever possible. We compost. We crush our milk cartons and cans, and nest our plastic trays. But our recycling bin is full to the brim and often more at the end of each 2 week period.
I propose that the collection gets swapped around, recycling every week, and the landfill every 2 weeks.