I was thinking about the recycling bin at my house and how it gets filled up about five to seven days before the fortnightly recycling pickup and thought about that swapping weekly rubbish collection to fortnightly and making recycling pickup weekly would be overall better for everyone and increase how much is recycled with recyclables not going to landfill.
Everyone in my house recycles and we find ourselves filling up the rubbish bin when the recycling bin overflows. I suspect that the overflow-to-rubbish happens everywhere in the ACT.
The only downsides I can think of would be potential issues with odor from a rubbish bin that is only emptied fortnightly and overfilled rubbish bins which are not as nice to cleanup after they tip over and the contents go everywhere.
I’m somewhat aware of a process where an additional bins can be assigned to a residence however I think that doing the swap would be far better in the long run for all concerned.
What are everyone’s views? Is it a mad idea that has been tried before in Canberra and failed?