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To put my bin bags with my neighbours bins?

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NameChange2017 Thu 05-Jan-17 09:38:19

Today is first rubbish collection since Christmas so the council will take 2 additional bin bags along side standard grey rubbish bin.

We have very young twins and get no extra bin allowance, so it's one small grey bin which is collected every 2 weeks. The nappies alone fill this weekly.
I normally go to the top once a week with a bag but I've not been well.

We now have our bin on the kerb with 2 additional bin bags, but still have 2 extra bin bags.

Options are

1) put them next to neighbours bin (they haven't put any extra bags out) they have already gone to work or I would have asked. I don't know my other neighbours.

2) wait for my bin to be emptied then fill it straight back up and have no bin space for 2 more weeks

3) ask the bin men very nicely

4) just put them with mine (so 4 in total) and hope they don't mind

RedHelenB Thu 05-Jan-17 09:39:32

put them with your neighbours - what the eye doesn't see and all that!

Greymalkin Thu 05-Jan-17 09:42:42

I would put them with the neighbour's bin.

I really don't see the issue with it to be honest. If they were in then it is polite to ask if course

NameChange2017 Thu 05-Jan-17 09:47:22

Oh good, I'm obviously over thinking it

NavyandWhite Thu 05-Jan-17 10:01:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Glastonbury Thu 05-Jan-17 10:06:42

Have you contacted your council? Surely you shouldn't have to go to the tip each week. We have big 240litre household rubbish bins that are collected weekly. Then alternative weeks for garden waste and recycling.

5000candlesinthewind Thu 05-Jan-17 10:08:27

I'd put them with the neighbours. Only on mn have I ever seen anyone say this is a no go.

Babieseverywhere Thu 05-Jan-17 10:08:56

With two children in nappies you should be entitled to a larger bin. Ask your council for details.

crashdoll Thu 05-Jan-17 10:10:22

YANBU but you should ask. We don't mind sharing bin space and we do but it's nice to be asked.

blankmind Thu 05-Jan-17 10:32:57

From the OP "We now have our bin on the kerb with 2 additional bin bags, but still have 2 extra bin bags."

It's just a question of leaving the extra 2 bags beside the neighbour's bin, not putting them in the neighbour's bin.

Neighbours are out anyway, just do it OP then ask for a bigger bin for yourself.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 05-Jan-17 10:45:04

So the bins are being emptied today and the neighbours have already left for work?

If I understood it correctly then, yes, definitely put your extra bags next to their bin. They will never know and, even if somebody does tell them, it's not harmed or inconvenienced them in any way at all.

Asking the bin men nicely might work, but it also might not. It depends how strict the rules are in your area I imagine.

icelollycraving Thu 05-Jan-17 10:48:55

Put them next to, definitely not in.

downwardfacingdog Thu 05-Jan-17 10:51:25

Yes put with your neighbours. Worth checking with your council about separate nappy collections. Mine do a weekly yellow bag collection for nappies/incontinence pads etc but you have to request it. I used cloth nappies on my twins, they're not as much work as you might think. (Better than doing a tip run anyway)

Afreshstartplease Thu 05-Jan-17 10:51:47

Are you sure your not entitled to a bigger bin?

Our councils large bin criteria is 5+ people or 2 in nappies

SwedishEdith Thu 05-Jan-17 10:54:30

1) definitely. Put them in, if you can. Our black bin is only emptied every 4 weeks shock and we missed the 1st one after Xmas. Grr.

Number4OnTheWay Thu 05-Jan-17 11:00:19

Have you spoken to the council recently? With 2 in nappies you should have a larger bin.
Leave the extra bags next to the neighbours bin, they've used up the allowance they needed and have gone out. smile

NameChange2017 Thu 05-Jan-17 11:01:41

Thank you did it and they were collected, yay!

Definitely not entitled to additional bin space or collections I've asked a number of times.
A larger family (5 person household of any ages) would be given a larger bin plus a blue bin bag which would be collected every other week. Seems crazy to me that a family with 3 children not in nappies need that much extra space than a family with two children in nappies.

Thanks a lot grin

EvaSthlm Thu 05-Jan-17 11:07:05

You might want to thank your neighbours for their (unbeknownst to them of course) support. They might hear from some other neighbour who watched you put the bags in their bin... you never know. A 'thank you' card, or however it's done. I don't like it when I find anonymous extra bags in my bin (does happen).

arbrighton Thu 05-Jan-17 11:20:55

I'd do it (presumably you already have!) and then say to neighbours that you did so. They might offer any spare space they have to you on a regular basis

embo1 Thu 05-Jan-17 11:24:45

I wouldn't go out of my way to mention it - if my neighbour came round just to tell me they put their bag by my bin just before it was collected, I'd think she was a bit cookoo! However, if you mention it in passin, they might say it's no problem at all. I don't see the issue at all!

NameChange2017 Thu 05-Jan-17 11:27:58

They were extra bags and I placed them sort of next to / near their bin but on the kerb which is public so not really on their land or their bin, just next to so the bin men were encouraged to think they came with their bin, iyswimwink

Brightsmoke Thu 05-Jan-17 11:29:11

I think people need to understand that bins are the councils, they don't BELONG to each person/household. It's not 'their bin', so don't have any guilt about using them. It's probably best to ask when they are if you can use them in for neighbourly relations, people get so stupidly obsessive over bins confused

Hellochicken Thu 05-Jan-17 11:29:44

I'd mention it in passing to neighbour, as I have met some elderly people (probably ageist but the ones I have spoken to are all 70+) who would be round there like a shot to tell them! Bin monitors.

Oldraver Thu 05-Jan-17 11:30:08

Do you empty the nappies and flush the waste ? This takes up lots of space as well as being manky but many people just wrap and bin

Aroundtheworldandback Thu 05-Jan-17 11:32:02

Why don't you just speak to your neighbour?

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