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Neighbor won't keep her bin in her own garden and never empties it

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megaindecisive Sun 01-Sep-13 22:57:38

I met my new neighbor properly for the first time today, despite moving in June.

She needs to drag her bin along the edge of my back garden and outside to be emptied. In the months I've lived here she has never emptied her bin.

I don't know if there was a previous arrangement whereby the person who lived here before was happy about her bin being left in their garden and was happy to empty it but I certainly do not want this.

She leaves her bin in my garden and locks her gate so I cannot return it.

I am sick of her never emptying her bin so that it stinks in my garden. It is full of dirty nappies and makes me nearly throw up if I get too close. But if I don't empty it then she fills up my bin as well.

Today I asked her very politely if she could put her bin back in her garden after it was emptied as I was unhappy with it being left in mine. She ignored me when I first spoke so I raised my voice. She told me she was too busy so I told her quite forcefully to put her bin back in her garden and that she had no right to leave it in mine. She stormed off.

I think I caught her in the middle of trying to fill my bin up again. I have moved my bin into a shed so she cannot fill mine up. She later moved the bin outside our gardens - where it should be left for emptying.

If she leaves it in my garden this week, am I being unreasonable to throw it over her wall?

LuvMyBoyz Sun 01-Sep-13 23:01:34

Just move it off your property....what a cheek she has!

VodkaJelly Sun 01-Sep-13 23:03:07

Dump it in the street and leave it there. She is a cheeky bitch!

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Sun 01-Sep-13 23:04:06

Yes, just return it to her side, every day. If she locks her gate, put it outside her front door. Be really aggressively nice about it in conversation and if she asks say 'I assumed you forgot so I moved it back for you!' (big smile)

If she sees you will move it back each and every time, she may well give up.

megaindecisive Sun 01-Sep-13 23:04:54

If I move it into the street it will get stolen.

megaindecisive Sun 01-Sep-13 23:05:46

I will have to throw it over the back wall....

RobotHamster Sun 01-Sep-13 23:06:06

Can you block her access to your garden and ditch her bin out front?

Binkyridesagain Sun 01-Sep-13 23:06:13

Move it on to the street, if it get stolen that's not your problem, it's hers.

RobotHamster Sun 01-Sep-13 23:06:29

Xposts.let it get stolen then.

chesterberry Sun 01-Sep-13 23:06:39

I would be keeping my bin where she cant get in (in the shed sounds good) and be removing her bin from my garden any time she left it there. Wouldn't be brave enough to chuck it over the wall (although I would be tempted). I definitely wouldn't worry about it getting stolen -that is her lookout if she continues to put her bin in your garden after you have asked her not to.

Famzilla Sun 01-Sep-13 23:07:11

Well wouldn't that be a lesson learned for the self absorbed bitch shame..

primallass Sun 01-Sep-13 23:08:15

I'd keep putting it into the street if she locks her gate.

ouryve Sun 01-Sep-13 23:08:16

Cheeky cow. Move it out of your garden. Onto the street, if needs be.

And tell her quite plainly that you don't want her filth left in your garden.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 01-Sep-13 23:08:40

What a bitch! Don't hurt yourself throwing it over her fence though OP.

LeoandBoosmum Sun 01-Sep-13 23:08:47

I vote 'throw it over the wall' preferably when she's completely filled it with shit-ridden nappies! What a cheek!

puffylovett Sun 01-Sep-13 23:10:06

If it gets stolen will she just dump her rubbish in your garden?

megaindecisive Sun 01-Sep-13 23:13:44

She has a beautiful garden - well what I can see of it.

It is a high wall so I can only throw it over when empty.

Binkyridesagain Sun 01-Sep-13 23:16:55

You could damage something in her garden or even her if you're lucky which might open up a very large can of maggots for you

Nanny0gg Sun 01-Sep-13 23:17:03

Why bother? If it gets stolen it isn't your problem.

Chucking it over the fence may cause damage and then you'll be in trouble.

megaindecisive Sun 01-Sep-13 23:17:14

She has right of way to the back gate so she can get her bins out. I can't block her access.

chesterberry Sun 01-Sep-13 23:18:41

Does she own the property or is is rented/HA? If in continues to be a problem perhaps you could file a complaint against her to her landlord?

megaindecisive Sun 01-Sep-13 23:18:42

There is a free area where her gate into my garden is, it is just a gravel pathway so should be fine to throw over.

prettybird Sun 01-Sep-13 23:20:35

In the interests of being a good neighbour, try to engage her once again to say that you don't want the bin left in your garden. Broken record approach - if she says (for whatever reason) that it's not convenient/the previous owners let her/tough shit, just repeat very neutrally you don't want it left in your garden. Add that if it is left, you will putting it in the closest accessible space that is not your garden. If that is the street, then...... hmm

You may need to do it in writing.

Agree with keeping your own bin in your locked shed.

We had similar problems with our neighbours (wanted to leave 7 bins in the entrance to our side of the garden, ie not impacting on their side and refused to put them at the bottom of the driveway -still hidden from the road-- "because that's what the Asians do" shockconfused) - which was only truly resolved when they moved. wink

Seabright Sun 01-Sep-13 23:21:39

Send her a letter telling her what her rights access do and do not allow her to do.

Tell her what you will do with her bin if she leaves it on your property again (ie leave it in the street). You might want to hand the letter to her, with a witness, in case she denies it later and accuses you of stealing it.

megaindecisive Sun 01-Sep-13 23:24:02

She is apparently moving out and I have spoken previously to the letting agent (they let both properties) to see if there was an agreement regarding bins. They were going to have a word with her.

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