Effi Tsoukatos among Inner West residents furious over climate-saving waste plan 

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The Inner West City Council in Sydney has received backlash following their new climate-saving food waste plan.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the plan involved halving red bin collection for residents and instead providing weekly collections of food and garden waste which could then be recycled into compost.

Effi Tsoukatos is one of many residents living on Catherine St, Leichhardt and she said the last couple of months had been difficult and she was not happy about the new waste plans.

“It was horrible, it was like we were living in a third world country, this is Sydney, Australia, it looked like Athens,” Ms Tsoukatos said.

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Residents will be able to opt for having their red bin waste collected weekly. Photo: Nine News.

“The bins were overflowing, there were mice, rats and cockroaches. It was disgusting… There are so many people living in these houses, the waste has to be collected otherwise it gets to a disgusting scenario.” 

The Inner West Council is now expected to reinstate a free weekly red bin collection for those who opt for it after many residents complained that waste, including nappies and dog poo, was pilling up, leaving an unpleasant smell and attracting many pests.

The council’s next meeting will be held on February 13, where residents will be able to opt for a weekly collection of waste.

Source: The Daily Telegraph.

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