Rubbish reality of having FORTNIGHTLY bin collections in Lake Macquarie, ...

Maggot-filled bins, rats and rubbish strewn across the street could be the reality with council areas proposing changes to waste collection.

A growing number of councils believe reducing weekly bin collections to fortnightly could be the solution to saving money and reducing garbage rotting in landfill. 

In Lake Macquarie, 150km north of Sydney, residents are still struggling to deal with controversial changes made in June 2018.

Households have had to adjust to getting their bins picked up fortnightly, with the only bin collected weekly being the green waste bins. 

In Lake Macquarie, 150km north of Sydney, residents are still struggling to deal with controversial changes made in June 2018

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In Lake Macquarie, 150km north of Sydney, residents are still struggling to deal with controversial changes made in June 2018

Other Lake Macquarie residents have posted images of their bins riddled with maggots due to the amount of time they are left sitting out

Other Lake Macquarie residents have posted images of their bins riddled with maggots due to the amount of time they are left sitting out

Residents were provided with white food scrap bins to keep inside the house.

A Facebook page has been set up protesting the idea called 'Help bring back weekly red bin collection to Lake Macquarie City council', with many complaining about the system.

While it has taken some time to get used to the new system, residents remain unhappy about the changes.

One furious resident took to the Facebook page to show a pile of her garbage accompanied by rats, with the caption: When you have a large family and cannot pay for a weekly red bin!'

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'Shame on you Lake Macquarie City Council.' 

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Other Lake Macquarie residents have posted images of their bins riddled with maggots due to the amount of time they are left sitting out. 

In Melbourne, there are currently three regional and outer suburban councils picking up garbage fortnightly at the moment, with the City of Glen Eira in the city's south-east set to be next.

However, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews slammed the fortnightly waste collections as 'a rubbish idea'. 

According to The Age, Glen

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