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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.