If a 90mph wind is on the way DON'T PUT YOUR WHEELIE BIN OUT!

(51 Posts)
Blu Sun 27-Oct-13 13:47:38

Half my neighbours have already lined the pavements with wheelie bins and bags of recycling, as it is our bin day tomorrow. The bins will bowl down the road and smash into cars and the recycling will end up as a storm of litter.

I am surprised that amongst the endless doom laden chatter on the BBC and other radio stations there aren't some very specific common sense tips.

SilverApples Sun 27-Oct-13 13:49:13

Have you thought of standing in your street with a megaphone?
I'm always amused by the lack of joined-up thinking by adults.

chocoluvva Sun 27-Oct-13 13:49:42

Oh no. Haven't they heard the weather forecast?

southeastastra Sun 27-Oct-13 13:50:54

bet our neighbours will do the same tonight!

volestair Sun 27-Oct-13 13:52:16

Yes, I'll just keep my rubbish for a month instead hmm

chocoluvva Sun 27-Oct-13 13:54:28

You might end up keeping your rubbish and your neighbours' rubbish for a month indeed all over the street indeed.

chocoluvva Sun 27-Oct-13 13:55:00

When does the bin lorry come?

southeastastra Sun 27-Oct-13 13:55:40

just get up earlier to put it out grin

lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 27-Oct-13 13:56:18

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PestoSpookissimos Sun 27-Oct-13 13:57:13

Bugger, it's our recycling tomorrow too.

Blu Sun 27-Oct-13 13:58:57

I will put ours out early tomorrow morning if the worst of the wind has subsided. Or just leave it, it isn't full. The re-cycling can wait a week.

SilverApples Sun 27-Oct-13 13:59:02

Put it out early tomorrow, block the wheels with bricks to stop it rolling and hope for the best?
Organise someone to either put it back when it's empty, or lie it down otherwise you might not see it again.

AChristmassyJerseySpud Sun 27-Oct-13 14:07:14

Its our bin day tomorrow and im just going to put the bin in the entrance to our front path, in the gateway in the morning first thing and move it out when safe.

And then keep an eye out for said binmen so i can retrieve my bin again when they've emptied it.

Blu Sun 27-Oct-13 14:47:43

Someone on another thread has bungeed their bin to a post!

sporktacular Sun 27-Oct-13 14:50:03

Call the council and ask if they are even going to be collecting the bins at the usual time this week. They may have changed it due to the forecast.

Tensixtysix Sun 27-Oct-13 14:50:29

The worst of the winds are between 2am and 6am. Best to put them out in the morning. It's going to be a right old mess out there. Take care!

Floralnomad Sun 27-Oct-13 14:51:51

On the same theme I wish some of the people up our road would take their bins back in ,the bin man came on Friday and there's still a few bins and food bins hanging around at the end of driveways ,even more likely to blow way as they're empty .

IamInvisible Sun 27-Oct-13 14:53:51

I got DS1 to wedge ours in a sheltered spot in the garden. The recycling one is wedged in by the garden waste and normal waste because they are heavier. I'm just hoping they don't all tip over tonight, that would normally be DH's job, but he's not here.

janey1234 Sun 27-Oct-13 14:54:38

I live in London and every house on my road has three wheelie bins outside their house at all times. As we're in terraced houses we have nowhere else to put them... Any suggestions?

Blu Sun 27-Oct-13 15:06:16

That sounds difficult, Janey. Hopefully your street points the wrong way and will be at right angles to the wind and more sheltered?

I do wonder how bad it will be in sheltered inner city streets.

We are in London, but on a hill and if the wind goes in the direction shown on the BBC website, it will whistle directly up our road.

insancerre Sun 27-Oct-13 15:09:31

I live in the northwest, just outside Blackpool.
It is always windy here.
Seems like the rest of the country is about to get a taste of our type of weather.
The wind never stops us putting our wheelie bins out.

DollyTwat Sun 27-Oct-13 15:10:06

and whilst people are doing that, could they also bring in their fucking wind chimes please. It's windy. I get it grin

octopusinastringbag Sun 27-Oct-13 15:11:58

Don't tie it to your drainpipe though! Our bin is out because it's bin day tomorrow but it's full of heavy rubbish so should be OK.

FreakoidOrganisoid Sun 27-Oct-13 15:12:13

My bin is permanently out. There's nowhere else for it to be...

notanyanymore Sun 27-Oct-13 15:12:13

really insancerre ? 90mph winds are par for the course for you guys? fair enough I did not know that.

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