Time for some of your views on skip-bin etiquette
Background. I rented a 3×3 skip-bin for a week over the last long weekend to get rid of some rubbish around the home. Old books, furniture, kids toys and so on. These things cost about $200-$300 depending on size and for how long. Over the course of the week I filled it up and was a bit disturbed by what people will do when you’re not watching, or think you’re not watching, or even watching them in full view.
- 1. People putting their own rubbish in the bin, ie old chairs and what not that wont fit in a standard green bin. Why pay someone to take that away when you can just use the bin i hired for free? I know the size of the object probably makes a difference, ie a mars bar wrapper is a bit different to a wardrobe, but is there a size limit before you can grab that item and put it back on the street so you can continue to fill your bin with your own rubbish?
2. People who go through the rubbish when im not looking and take what they like. Sure I didn’t want it, and to be honest I dont really care, but could you at least ask? I’ll even help get it out since it gives me more room in the bin to throw more stuff out. Hell take that wardrobe thats not mine…
3. Young teenagers taking the old soft porn mags. haha I thought this was funny, those mags were pretty old. I did scare them off though with a loud voice though. Hope they hide them from their parents. Oh to be young again.
4. People going through the rubbish and taking stuff out while im watching them, and still not asking. Im looking at you taking away that old piece of furniture and not even thanks?
Is Canberra full of hoarders and bin-fillers, do you people also go to the dump and hang out waiting for that perfect free gift? Maybe next time I should just dump all the stuff on the nature strip and wait a week? I only have issues with people putting stuff in my bin without asking, take away as much as you want, but a thankyou or please would be nice. I did after all pay for all that stuff….except the wardrobe