To keep using the wheelie bin my neighbour has stole from me

(89 Posts)
MariusEarlobe Fri 01-Feb-13 12:32:27

Hers went missing, bins are in a communal area as its flats, she has taken mine pulled it up to her house and put it behind her car.

Only I can see my number in huge letters staring at me.

MariusEarlobe Fri 01-Feb-13 13:27:04

Chanie we had to pay for this one as old one was nicked.

MariusEarlobe Fri 01-Feb-13 13:41:26

She said she couldn't see hers when she looked.

Apparently that was an excuse to knick mine.

Extra violin practice for dd tonight me thinks [bitch]

Sugarice Fri 01-Feb-13 13:45:14

Well done for not being scared to challenge her.

She's filled the bin already since this morning?

Pascha Fri 01-Feb-13 13:47:18

Is your DD that bad at violin?

MrsBucketxx Fri 01-Feb-13 13:48:54

take the rubbish out and use it I would, dump it on her door step.

toffeelolly Fri 01-Feb-13 13:52:03

go get it back, and hit her car when you are at itwink wink

MrsBucketxx Fri 01-Feb-13 13:55:47

dont hit her car youll ve had fr criminal damage.

go and get it back, and dump her rubbish on her doorstep.

MrsBucketxx Fri 01-Feb-13 13:56:04

be had for,

I've had 2 nicked and council take 28 days to get you a new one

DontEvenThinkAboutIt Fri 01-Feb-13 13:58:54

If you use a soldering iron you can 'engrave' your house number and postcode on your bin, then it is harder to nick. Mark it on the inside and outside.

MariusEarlobe Fri 01-Feb-13 14:05:12

Sugar it already had stuff in, she's added to it.

MrsBucketxx Fri 01-Feb-13 14:05:26

mine got eat by the bin truck sad

MrsBucketxx Fri 01-Feb-13 14:06:32

gloves on and take it out, you know your not getting it back, otherwise dont you?

NUFC69 Fri 01-Feb-13 14:06:41

Our council charge for replacements, too (about £30), but if the binmen damage it whilst it is on the dustcart, they take it away and bring you a replacement free of charge. If they do this, however, they are supposed to put a note through your letterbox; needless to say they don't, and you then wander up and down the street looking for it!

Foggles Fri 01-Feb-13 14:21:36

MrsBucket your poor wheelie bin sad

diddl Fri 01-Feb-13 14:30:54

Where do missing bins go to?

Why do people take them?

Ours arrive pre addressed.

(Am in Germany)

We also get a sheet-specific to us, of when each bin needs to go out.

RedToothBrush Fri 01-Feb-13 15:00:00

Where do missing bins go?

Ireland. Apparently.

Liverpool City Council made all their bins bright purple to stop the problem. There was an organised bin nicking racket going on.

PPT Fri 01-Feb-13 15:08:45

I'm a nice person (this thread has reminded me!) last year the bin men went a little crazy and didn't pop bins back outside the correct doors... I ended up with 2 black recycling tubs. I dropped about 20 neighbours a note saying we'd got an additional one! Owner came and reclaimed it- but gave me a bit of a scathing look! (Useless story... But goes away shining halo!)

Foggles Fri 01-Feb-13 15:13:40

Wheelie bins were used as barricades & for carrying away loot during the Manchester/Salford riots of 2011.

You never had all this trouble when it was the old metal dustbins. grin

apostropheuse Fri 01-Feb-13 15:45:44

I am the proud owner of not one, but FOUR wheelie bins. Our Council like to spend money on bins. All full height, big bloody wheelie bins.

I have green for glass; brown for garden waste; turquoise for recycling materials and black for any other household waste. Ah, but wait, it's not that simple!

We also have two boxes for food waste - one for keeping inside the house and one for emptying said inside box into on the outside. Special plastic bags supplied for the purpose.

I just love paying my Council Tax.

Foggles Fri 01-Feb-13 16:41:27

Yes - we have a large black bin for standard waste, a blue one for paper, a brown one for bottles and tins and a large green one for garden waste.

Blue & Black go out one week, Large Green & Brown the next.

We then have a midi green bin for food waste and a teeny green bin to put the food waste indoors. You then transfer it from the teeny green bin to the midi green bin.

However, if you want, you can put the food waste in the large green bin- ie. direct from teeny green bin to the large green bin and making the midi green bin redundant.

However some more, the midi green bin can be placed outside weekly but the large green bin can only go out fortnightly so you have to be on your toes.

All of this is documented on a sheet that the council provides us with. I ignore the sheet and just watch what the retired folk do because they always have it right. grin

chanie44 Sat 02-Feb-13 17:41:15

Gosh, I never realised that some local authorities charged. I assumed they were free. But them again, my local authority don't even provide you with compost able liners for your food recycling

bedmonster Sun 03-Feb-13 11:53:14

Actually Chanie, my mum told me yesterday that it was £75 to get her new bin! shock SEVENTY FIVE QUID!!!

mademred Sun 03-Feb-13 12:22:44

Somebody from the flats near us started filling our bin and the neighbours bin with their rubbish.nxt doors had a duvet, pillow and wallpaper among other stuff put in theirs.my dh went thru the rubbish in ours and found meths bottles with the name on of whoever was filling our bins! Thick or wat! We don't know how long they had been using them we just thought we had more rubbish than we realised, and kept buying the councils sacks to put beside! As it is we have to rent the extra bin from the council at a cost of £40 per year! Some people are so cheeky.wish id have thought of it.

DontEvenThinkAboutIt Sun 03-Feb-13 14:18:50

Youcan buy locks for wheelie bins.

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