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I know I wasn't BU, but did I go OTT? Dustbin related

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winobaglady · 16/06/2017 23:17

Got home from work to find my dustbin hadn't been emptied. In fact it was fuller than when I left it in the morning and there was a note from the collection team telling me my bin was too full.
This is roughly the 4th time this year.
Seems someone removed one of my bags, put in one of theirs and put mine back on top, stopping the lid from closing.
I've been through the extra bag Confused and worked out who it belongs to.
Just been round there, took their rubbish back and started to explain to lady of the house that what happened was Not On.

She said "not now, I'm busy" and closed door on me.

So I've left some of her rubbish on her doorstep, some on her lawn and the rest in the bag on her path.

Got home, sitting with a cuppa and it struck me that maybe someone moved her bag from her bin into mine and she had no idea of it.

Now I feel hot headed and guilty. WIBU for me to creep along and look in her bin, in case that's what happened? Or leave it and catch her tomorrow?

OP posts:

TheSnowFairy · 16/06/2017 23:21

Bloody hell, it'll be Bin War round your way Shock


PicardsCombOver · 16/06/2017 23:22

If your neighbour is the same ninja-dumper who has done this all year then what you did was restrained ... you absolute legend. Flowers


user1491810905 · 16/06/2017 23:23

Who the hell could be bothered to move it from her bin tho? I mean where is the motive?? She obviously did it, her bin was too full and she needed to get rid of her crap. I'd say you did the right thing. Though I'd have just left it on her doorstep, that would probably have been enough.


CherryPeakerr · 16/06/2017 23:24

Did you explain why you were there before she closed the door on you?


TheWitTank · 16/06/2017 23:26

No fuck it. If I was 100% sure it was hers I would have emptied it on her doorstep. I can't stand selfish twats like that.


EZA15 · 16/06/2017 23:26

I think I love you! I wish I had the guts to do this to the fucker that did this to us!


TyneTeas · 16/06/2017 23:28

It would have been tidier though, in the same way as if you cut overhanging bits off your neighbour's hedge or trees that you return them to their garden, if you had put it all through her letterbox Confused


BluePheasant · 16/06/2017 23:30

Yep Bin War indeed! Grin

If you're certain it was hers then I think she deserved it, she was being selfish...probably wasn't the right thing to do but I bet it was satisfying!

Out of interest how did you figure out who it was?


emmyrose2000 · 16/06/2017 23:35

Of course she did it. If she (or anyone) does it again, repeat what you did today and just dump it on their doorstep.

I'd also ring the council or whoever organises rubbish pick up in your area and lay a complaint about them not emptying your bin. Also tell them to deduct the cost of that week's non-pickup from your account. That may sound petty, but I know plenty of people who do this and it gets the message across to the council that their contractors need to do their job properly lest they want to have to muck around fixing accounts for such a small amounts.


dataandspot · 16/06/2017 23:38

Too busy? To say it wasn't me? She so did it op!!


DailyMailReadersAreThick · 16/06/2017 23:39

Stop worrying - why on earth would somebody else move a bag of rubbish from one bin to another?

She did it. Hopefully she won't do it again.


HarrietSchulenberg · 16/06/2017 23:42

She did it, don't worry. Let's hope she's not too busy to clear it up or she'll have some new furry residents with long tails and sharp teeth.


Catinthecorner · 17/06/2017 00:00

You're my new hero


blankface · 17/06/2017 00:02

Google for Wheelie Bin locks.

I'd be a bit dubious of using this one as this is their advice on how to pay.
"Replacement keys for universal wheelie bin lid locksTo use debate or credit or card check out at Pay.."

If those keys are universal and a few neighbours use their locks too, it won't stop the OP's situation.


KoolKoala07 · 17/06/2017 00:03

Yep she done it. Bin bag woman will be busy in her garden tomorrow.


Hidingtonothing · 17/06/2017 00:06

She did it OP, she would've heard you out otherwise and protested her innocence. My NDN tried the same with our bin, I didn't go round just removed the bag and left it in their drive but it hasn't happened again since. Ring the council on Monday and report that someone flytipped their rubbish in your bin and overfilled it, they should arrange a special collection for your bin.


WelshMoth · 17/06/2017 06:55

I doff my hat to you OP. Fair play.


Bigoldsupermoon · 17/06/2017 07:00

You are fantastic. I'm just sorry we can't all come round and watch Cheeky Fucker cleaning it up.


winobaglady · 17/06/2017 07:35

There was stuff in the bin addressed to her house, so the obvious culprit. I didn't get the chance to tell her she should be recycling.
I capitulated after I posted, and calmed down more, and went back round and picked up the stuff on her lawn, put it all in her bag on her doorstep.
She was still up, I must've looked a right wierdo, but I feel a bit less crazy bin lady now.
Will hopefully catch her later.

OP posts:

Piratesandpants · 17/06/2017 07:39

I feel ridiculously proud of you. Well done. Cheeky cow.


OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow · 17/06/2017 07:46

Bike chain? Doesn't stop her if she's doing it after you put them out.
How about a pa note saying how concerned you were that her address could get into the hands of identity theives? because it was too you Mrs
OP you are a mn hero!


ElsieMc · 17/06/2017 08:29

You did right op. It was clearly her judging by her reaction. If it wasn't her she would have stood her ground and been a little indignant. At least she knows you know now.

Now you are stuck with your rubbish stinking in the summer. I hope you are emptied weekly and not fortnightly like we are.


wheresthel1ght · 17/06/2017 08:32

Dumping the bag on her doorstep was fine, emptying the contents everywhere was pathetic and lost you and moral high ground.


ElsieMc · 17/06/2017 08:32

Sorry, I forgot to say I had a similar conversation with my Council recently and they told me that if they do not empty your dustbin (not recycling) they have to come back and do so. Ring them and tell them. It is not your fault.

I get the bin too full stuff as well and that is just grass cuttings from my lawn. I am only small and I can move it quite easily but apparently the burly dustbinmen may hurt themselves.


VerityHabitat · 17/06/2017 08:33

The Bin Wars are ON.

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