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Cornwall Council's cabinet has rubber-stamped a plan that would see fortnightly collections for black bag waste and weekly collections for recycling.
The decision still has to by approved by the full council but, if successful, will come into effect until April 2020.
It could also see the introduction of food waste bins from mid 2020.
Councillor Sue James, portfolio holder for environment and public protection, said the decision was supported by "residents telling us they want to recycle more".