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Bin idiots-help me defeat them

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shreddednips Sun 22-Mar-20 15:17:19

I'm putting this in coronavirus as I believe this act of selfishness is because people are worried about bin collection being cut.

Someone is putting their binbags in our wheelie bin. Not just one bag- they've made 3-4 separate visits over the last few days. We know it is the same people because they use 'distinctive' binbags according to my DH.

Bin collection isn't for 12 days and we now can't get anything in our bin. They've stuffed it so full that we can't close the bin. We've got a child in nappies, I'm not happy!!!

I know that this is a minor issue with what's going on but I've got time on my hands and I want to stop them from doing it. Please help me. How can I beat the Bin Wankers???

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BogOffWinter Sun 22-Mar-20 15:24:32

If you know who it is dump the bags back by their doorstep and report them - not 100% sure on this but I believe it’s possibly a criminal offence to dump your rubbish in someone else’s bin. Least that’s what we were told as a child!

shreddednips Sun 22-Mar-20 15:28:49

We don't know who they are, and we even had a quick look (with marigolds and much disinfecting of hands afterwards) to see if there was a letter with their address on so we could do just that. No luck.

My initial thought is something sticky AND stainy to teach them a lesson, but preferably not something dangerous. I'm leaning towards treacle, but not sure how I would make sure it gets on them?!?!?

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shreddednips Sun 22-Mar-20 15:29:43

Mr Next Door does have CCTV, but I'm not sure if the police would have time to deal with Bin Wanker right now sad

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Sparklfairy Sun 22-Mar-20 15:29:49

Remove all rubbish from bin.

Get in bin and wait.

shreddednips Sun 22-Mar-20 15:31:14

Like the idea of jumping out of bin like some sort of furious birthday cake lady...the question is whether I can stomach being inside bin..

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ElizabethMountbatten Sun 22-Mar-20 15:35:30

Put a handmade sign up saying "Smile, Bin Wankers! You are on CCTV. Pick up your bags and get off my property or I'll give the tape to the police." And have all their bags waiting for them in front of your bin

Frownette Sun 22-Mar-20 15:44:27

Are they actually walking through your garden/driveway to do this or is it on the street?

shreddednips Sun 22-Mar-20 15:51:39

They are coming through the gate and up a flight of steps, it's in our front garden.

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SauvignonBlanche Sun 22-Mar-20 15:53:14

What unbelievable CFery! shock

Escapetab Sun 22-Mar-20 15:53:19

Cheeky bastards!

Escapetab Sun 22-Mar-20 15:53:48

Could you get some kind of lock for the future? And a scathing sign?

shreddednips Sun 22-Mar-20 15:56:27

Good thought on the bin lock....

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shreddednips Sun 22-Mar-20 15:56:59

They are cheeky fuckers. I'm very cross. And also very determined to thwart them

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Frownette Sun 22-Mar-20 16:00:15

Any way to lock the gate...? That's appalling behaviour!

DontCallMeShitley Sun 22-Mar-20 16:09:50

Put treacle on the handle (or shit).

Ask to view neighbours CCTV and see if you recognise them, then deliver their waste back to their doorstep.

DontCallMeShitley Sun 22-Mar-20 16:10:39

Actually not the handle, the bit where you lift the lid, otherwise you will get covered when you move the bin.

WhenDoIGetToSleep Sun 22-Mar-20 16:27:55

My OH just suggested an explosive dye. Not sure where he expects to be able to buy one from hmm

ThanosSavedMe Sun 22-Mar-20 16:29:40

I so want you to find out who they are. Cfs

Bargebill19 Sun 22-Mar-20 16:37:36

Drill a hole through the lid and side padlock using chain.

shreddednips Sun 22-Mar-20 18:08:09

Exploding dye you say....I can't lock the gate because we share the entrance with our neighbour. I will ask the neighbour if he minds taking a look at his CCTV but in the meantime, my plan is for DH and I to take it in turns to sit in the front room and WFH, I just need to find a position where I'm not conspicuous but I can see outside. Then I will confront them.

The rubbish is strange as well. Several England football shirts. It's like someone is doing a clear out and is using our bins as a receptacle angry

I'll order a bin lock. But I'd really like to find out who they are so I can return their crap, because I need my bin space!

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shreddednips Sun 22-Mar-20 18:12:19

Ok I've looked at exploding dye but I don't want to do anything I can be arrested for. That would be really shit. Although then I would know who it was, because they would be permanently green.

I'm now wondering if I can get some sort of alarm that makes a loud honk or something when they open it. Then I'd know they were there and it might alarm them. They're doing this in broad daylight. The bin was half full when my husband went to the shop and was crammed full when he came back.

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PlomBear Sun 22-Mar-20 18:13:24

“Report them” who to? confused

Bargebill19 Sun 22-Mar-20 18:19:18

I had very good success when people decided to steal my planters ..... I put dog poo in them ...
as to how you return the rubbish, if you can’t identify the culprit by their waste or catching them in the act, (cctv?) then I think you may have to concentrate on stopping them from gaining access to your bin. - bin lock/ padlock/locking in your shed if you have one. Etc

BogOffWinter Sun 22-Mar-20 20:45:19

@PlomBear the council, they’re usually the ones that deal with fly tipping and the likes.

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