To give them their bins back?

(52 Posts)
FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 11:26:05

I live in a block of 4 mainsonettes, all bins are kept in the communal garden

Our black bin is only half full (2 adults and a baby) and one of our neighbours doesn't recycle and always has extra bags they can't fit in their black bin (I know it's theirs as they use orange see through bags and no body else does)

Went round to the garden this morning and found two orange bags and a bag of food in our black bin making our bin overflow

Was I unreasonable to remove them, dump them by their black bin and moan very loudly when walking through the communal hallway?!

PlumsGalore Tue 22-Nov-16 11:27:51

No of course you weren't unreasonable. I would have done the same, cheeky fecks.

mumonashoestring Tue 22-Nov-16 11:28:51

YANBU. One of our old neighbours started doing this (probably partly my fault, had told another neighbour with 2 DC in nappies that if there was space in our bin she could use it) but he really took the piss stuffing all his recycling, garden waste etc in there. I took to removing it all and pitching it over his back fence til he got the hint.

usual Tue 22-Nov-16 11:29:06

It will just get emptied when the dustbin men come.

If I didn't need the room in my bin myself I'd just leave it.

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 11:29:07

Yeah I'm really bloody annoyed. We've only been here a month and the neighbours are already trying to take the piss!!!!

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 11:29:32

usual we do need the room.

pipsqueak25 Tue 22-Nov-16 11:30:12

yanbu, would have done the same, just as well, pay as you throw was dropped.

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 11:30:43

That's the thing if they had knocked round and said 'we have an extra bag do you mind' then I would have tried to make it fit but they didn't.

It pisses me off more as they have more rubbish because they don't recycle

usual Tue 22-Nov-16 11:31:03

Fair enough then. But I think talking to him might be a better why to go .

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 11:32:47

I would but unfortunately I don't know if it's the neighbours across or below (I know it's one of two maisonettes as ours and another neighbour have our numbers written on ours but theirs is blank)

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 11:33:59

Like I said if they had asked I wouldn't have minded trying to help out

But they don't actually recycle (their bin liners are transparent); if they did they wouldn't need to take the piss

eurochick Tue 22-Nov-16 12:06:11

Where we used to live the bins wouldn't be emptied unless the lids could close. It was very annoying if you were bin-jacked!

SporkLife Tue 22-Nov-16 12:10:31

Yanbu I had this for nearly a year before I cracked and got bin lock grin extreme but I was never left with any bin space and they never seemed to get the message! Still gives me the rage thinking about it now even though it's been years blush

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 12:41:46

Oh this is why I love it here! Glad I'm not the only one that has been bin jacked.

euro that is exactly it they won't take the bins if they overflow!!!!!

amammabear Tue 22-Nov-16 12:43:42

I had a neighbour that used to do this when we lived in a terrace years ago. I used to take it all out and leave it, until one day they'd left a bag not properly tied and I could see some post, so now I knew which house it was, I put the bags on their doorstep. grin

I saw them looking at me out of the window, pretty angry, I just smiled, waved, and said "you seemed to have lost some of your property, I've returned it, happy to help!"

They never did it again.

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 12:50:29

It's really annoying because I don't want to get into a passive aggressive routine of removing bins from our wheelie but we have a Dc in nappies and dc2 is due end of December. We need the room!

Love that bear

Don't know about anyone else but I would be too embarrassed to put my rubbish in someone else's bin

steppemum Tue 22-Nov-16 12:55:00

as with a pp, our bins are not emptied unless the lid is closed, so this woudl annoy me a lot.

But, I would speak to them as soon as I knew who it was.

My black bin is almost never full, as my dh is completely anal serious about recycling. It would annoy me that someone who isn't is filling it up!

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 13:00:02

step I feel that way too, I take the time to separate everything so that we have plenty of room in the black bin for nappies and such

I don't mind doing it but I do it in order for us to use our wheelie, not someone else who is too lazy!!

hazell42 Tue 22-Nov-16 14:53:20

Well its not unreasonable but its not very neighbourly. You have space in your bin. He needs somewhere to put his excess rubbish. He's not hurting you at all, is he? What's your problem?
Also, moaning very loudly in communal hallway is passive aggressive and gets you nowhere. If you really don't want him to do it, say so. If you can think of a good reason. Which I suspect you can't.

MissVictoria Tue 22-Nov-16 15:00:26

There is a company you can call to empty your bins on days without a collection by your council, either as a one off or as a scheduled thing if you're regularly getting full between official collections. They have no reason they cannot use that instead of dumping their extra rubbish on other people! They won't empty bins round here if the lid doesn't completely close either. They've happily left bins with bags hanging out and not emptied them, nor will they take bin bags left outside of bins. You are definitely not unreasonable to remove the bags, seeing as you'd be left with an un emptied bin and rotting rubbish til next collection, where your own need of it could cause over flow.

MissVictoria Tue 22-Nov-16 15:12:22

We don't have this issue so much as we've actually ended up with two bins. About 10 years ago we had trouble with neighbours stealing other peoples black bins around Christmas to cope with their extra waste. Because we live on a terraced street half leave their bins at the top, half at the bottom. They would steal someone else's bin, some would even paint their door number over the original one, then leave one at the top, one at the bottom (because they wouldn't empty two with the same number if they were both left at the same end). We ended up in the space of one December having to order a new bin twice after getting ours stolen. Then, after emptying before they could bring back in the stolen bin, we found the ones with our numbers on and took them back, so at one point we even had 3, which one nosey asshole neighbour decided to comment on without knowing the story as to why. The reason we still have 2 now is because they got stolen again so my dad, who was a delivery driver round yorkshire, got given one of their red council bins by a building site that was closing up and didn't need it anymore. We always use the red one first and it's never been stolen because they can't just alter the painted number and explain where they suddenly got a red bin when ours has gone missing. They've only ever refused to empty it on one occasion for not being a local council issued bin. We do occasionally need to use two, but thats because i have OCD and hoard a bit, and when i finally am able to face big clean outs there's easily 8+ big black bin bags full.

bigmeff Tue 22-Nov-16 15:27:53

Wow.... I'm really glad I don't live near you. We are a family of 5 DC 7 is still in nappies. He has a gastrostomy so daily we need to recycle 20-30 syringes, 4 feeding kits. Nappies come every 3 months in boxes, milk comes every month in boxes, all the syringes and medical kit comes in big brown boxes. We have been given a bigger bin but it's just not big enough.
Our wonderful neighbours allow us to use their bins. Some weeks we have to put cardboard in the black bin because that will breakdown quicker than the plastics in Landfill.

We put our neighbours bins out and take them back!
I did ask when we first moved in....
Well one neighbour ... The otherwise just grateful we put her bin out!

It's nice to be nice !!!

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 16:26:51

I did say if they asked I would try and accommodate.

We do need the space, I have a Dc in nappies, I just plan it so that I have enough room for my bins for regular emptying of my household one.

Like I said, ask and that's fine

But they should at least attempt to recycle, I do!!! Then if they need more room fair enough.

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 16:27:33

I did ask when we first moved in..

I made it clear they DIDNT ASK FIRST

FizzBombBathTime Tue 22-Nov-16 16:30:08

What's your problem?

1.) they didn't ask (but I've said this over and over)
2.) they haven't even attempted to recycle so are just binning perfectly good recyclable items
3.)it's fucking rude
4.) it's another week until black bin week so mine is only half full... It will be full by next week.

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