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To expect my neighbour to ask before adding his rubbish to my wheelie bin?

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Twiga Wed 08-Jun-11 12:30:34

Our bins weren't collected last week due to changed schedule to fit in bank holiday and strike action. We're a household of five with one still in nappies but have managed by squashing down the rubbish and being extra careful on recycling. Just got in to find our neighbour who is lives in the studio flat attatched to the house has now added his rubbish to our bin meaning nothing else will fit. Wouldn't usually mind but he's not even knocked to ask, and how does one single man create more rubbish than a family of five?! Am biting my Tongue and venting on here as we've only just moved in recently. Surely not unreasonable for him to have some manners and ask? Will now have to drive to dump with my extra bags as no collection til at least Friday - grrr!

Daenerys Wed 08-Jun-11 12:33:30

i'd probably take the bag out and put it on his doorstep.. YANBU

QueenofDreams Wed 08-Jun-11 12:33:42

oh we had this in our old place, they would completely fill our bin on a regular basis. DP took to lobbing the bags of rubbish into the neighbour's yard. It soon stopped.

ZimboMum Wed 08-Jun-11 12:34:20

Does he have a wheelie bin of his own? I only ask because you said his flat was attached to your house. In any event yanbu, manners cost nothing.

sparkle12mar08 Wed 08-Jun-11 12:34:52

If it's in a bag I'd simply take it out and put it outside his front door, not a problem really. If it's not in a bag then you're stuck though. I ssume he has his own bin as well though?

LadyThumb Wed 08-Jun-11 12:34:55

Maybe you have to share a bin with him as you are one house? Better go and see him and ask!

IloveJudgeJudy Wed 08-Jun-11 12:36:06

Take his bag out and put in his bin. YANBU. He should have asked, anyway.

Icelollycraving Wed 08-Jun-11 12:36:09

Does he have his own bin? Knock on the door & say you need to put nappies in there unless he'd like to drive them to the dump or store them for you :0

Twiga Wed 08-Jun-11 12:37:30

I honestly wouldn't mind usually, seems fair to help out where poss but it's just really nippy and a bit selfish IMO. Going to see if his bin will squash down and try and fit his bag back in his so I can see if ours will fit.

WhoAteMySnickers Wed 08-Jun-11 12:37:42

ITA with Daenerys he would be getting the binbag back, although I'd probably knock and give it to him, telling him that your're sorry, he can't use your bin as if he did that would mean that you wuold need to make a trip to the tip.

AMumInScotland Wed 08-Jun-11 12:39:41

Can't you transfer his ubbish over to his bin? If it doesn't fit and the lid won't go down then its his problem not yours. I certainly wouldn't go to the dump because of his inconsiderate behaviour.

Imnotaslimjim Wed 08-Jun-11 12:40:09

If it doesn't fit in, dump it next to it, its not up to you to deal with his rubbish

BUT, what day has it moved from? If it was moved from Thursday to Friday, it could well be that he's thought it doesn't matter for one day

Either way though, he still should have said something, to cram your bin full is just rude

Twiga Wed 08-Jun-11 12:41:09

He does have his own bin and recycling boxes. Should add they are the same size (medium) as ours so really he should be able to manage.

Twiga Wed 08-Jun-11 12:44:57

If we'd been here a while I'd feel happier mentioning it but only moved in three weeks ago and not met him properly yet - he works a lot of evenings so sleeps in the day. Don't want to fall out with a neighbour this early on, just a little frustrating.

Twiga Wed 08-Jun-11 12:46:36

Imnotaslimjim, the collection has been delayed rather than moved. Was moved but then strike action so we've over a fortnights rubbish building up!

EldonAve Wed 08-Jun-11 12:48:38

Ring his bell and give him his rubbish back

chrisonabike Wed 08-Jun-11 12:51:54

This drives me delirious with rage. Esp when my rotten neighbours fill my bin with black bags full of stuff they can't be arsed to recycle. I actually opened a bag once, found a letter inside with their address on <poirotface> and rang on their doorbell and gave it back. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA.

BsshBossh Wed 08-Jun-11 13:03:26

YANBU. But seeing as you only moved in a few weeks ago, I wonder whether the previous occupants didn't mind that he put his excess rubbish in their bin and so he hasn't thought that you'd mind. Ring his bell and just state the truth, that you are a family of five with a baby in smelly nappies and you need all the bin space otherwise a bin bag of yours left on the path may be a hygiene hazard (espec. because of nappies). He simply may not have realised.

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