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To think our neighbors have swapped them while we were out?

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Stigofthedump90 Thu 11-Apr-19 17:28:31

I’m not sure if I’m being paranoid or not but I’m really upset.

We have had our current NDN (terraced) for about a year and they are really scruffy. Our front gardens don’t have a boundary, and they leave their bins at the end of them full time. Can’t really do much about this, but the thing is, they don’t always put stuff in black bags. I’ve seen the sons just lift the lid when they are off out and put food wrappers etc straight into the bin. It does get annoying especially when they leave the lid up and wind blows their crap all over our garden and path. I do just generally grit my teeth and move it though because I don’t want to confront them and have a falling out.

Today was bin day so I wheeled ours out before I went to work. When I got home and went to put them back, I noticed that the black one really really stank. So I lifted the lid and there was a load of loose rubbish at the bottom, with food wrappers of things we don’t eat and a whole Tupperware container that looks still to be dirty with food. There are maggots all over everything and it’s jusy disgusting. It made me gag. But the the bin has our number sticker on! I feel like I’m going mad because it certainly wasn’t in that state this morning.

I feel like I can’t go round though because they will just deny it and I have no proof - it looks like our bin! Is it unreasonable to ask them if they’ve swapped them around?!

I don’t want to have to clean it and keep the waste for another two weeks until bin day again. They obviously didn’t accept the stuff that wasn’t in a bin bag. I can’t even get to close to it it’s so horrible.

I have NO idea what the reasonable course of action would be here! Does anyone have any advice? sad

supermommyof4 Sat 13-Apr-19 13:58:37

I use a big black permanent marker on ours..no way can get them mixed up.

MRex Sat 13-Apr-19 14:25:44

Someone did this at my old house but I didn't know who, so I contacted the council and someone cleaned the bin. Not very well, but enough that I could then clean it. Paint your number next time?

pollymere Sun 14-Apr-19 17:14:59

It could've been the bin people. Our bin regularly ends up elsewhere despite having the number painted on it. One week we had three lots of bins, all from various numbers further up the road. Buy some numbers and stick them on your bin next bin day.

LadyRannaldini Sun 14-Apr-19 23:17:18

Use the most powerful setting on a hose to blast the gross stuck on stuff off

Then empty the water onto their garden!

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