My family and I came to Ballina to visit my mother for 10 days, and in that 10 days we generated quite a bit of garbage, but to my horror my mother said the rates have gone up and the garbage is only collected once a FORTNIGHT!!!!. how bloody unsanitary is it for a large family to have rotten garbage stinking the place up, and the flies and maggots. BUT they have their green waste picked up every bloody week. There plenty of lower income people in the shire who can't afford to pay to take their excess rubbish to the tip. BALLINA COUNCIL RUBBISH COLLECTION IS A JOKE!