A Watsonia man has bravely admitted defeat by not even bothering to put his green waste bin out for its fortnightly collection this week. Jordan Collins made the bold decision while still at work yesterday afternoon, and is refusing the back down on what some neighbours are describing as a “catastrophic squandering of expensive council services”.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle this morning, Collins said, “It’s winter man, so it’s way too cold to get out in the garden at this time of year. Plus, not much has grown in the last few months, so there really wasn’t anything to put in there.”

Collins also shared some of the intense inner struggle that besieged him during his challenging decision-making process. He said, “At first I was disappointed in myself, I mean, my rates pay for that fortnightly collection, so I usually try to at least half fill that bin. But, you know what, I’ve made peace with it now, and it’s actually been a real weight off my shoulders. I don’t have to fill that bin every two weeks, so why should I let it get to me?”