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one person filling up a shared communal bin

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
hi guys, my nana lives in a flat and there is one moderatly sized bin for 5 1-2 bed flats. now the woman upstairs is having a clearout (looney) and is binning over 25 years worth of crap in the bin we pay all pay for and filling it up!.

is there anything i can do about this? nana pays LOTS of service charges and bin refuse is one of the payments it pays for, she however is council housed so doesnt.


what can i do? shall i just tell her to stop filling it up and get a bloody skip or refuse collection seperate from our communal bin?

thanks guys :)
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Is there a manager for the set of flats? Maybe contact them, or whoever she pays the service charges to.
At least the other lady is only clearing out and therefore it should be a one-off, there's only so much crap one person can throw out.
#2
Call the cleansing department. The neighbour should have arranged for a special uplift for that quantity of waste.
#3
tell her to **** off and put the rubbish into her car and bring it to the local tip
#4
If it is a one-off clearout, just ignore it.

Or ask council for another bin.

If she keeps doing it fit a padlock on the bin.

Councils usually can supply bins with holes pre-drilled.
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empty the bin of all her stuff and sell it on here
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I do think that this lady is obviously making a real effort to clear up her house, if she has been hoarding stuff for 25 years it might be a stressful and mildly upsetting time for her, old people don't like to get rid of stuff lol. She should be encouraged to carry on with the clear out, but obviously something has to be sorted out for the excess rubbish to be removed. Maybe try and sort something out with the suggestions above before having a word with the old biddy, if she stops the clear out she might never start again.
#7
If she pays for a service and doesn't get it, she needs to complain to the person/company she pays the money to. One bin for 5 flats though is complete madness.
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anewman
If she pays for a service and doesn't get it, she needs to complain to the person/company she pays the money to. One bin for 5 flats though is complete madness.


That depends on the size of the bin. Some flatted properties share a bin between 10 flats - it's just a bigger bin.
#9
she however is council housed so doesnt.


Who told you that?
#10
try to ask her to only put the rubbish in the bin 1 day before collection and give her a hand if need be.
That way everyone can use the bin except on the last day.
#11
Just because she is a council tennant doesn't mean she has no service charge to pay.
So long as the items she is throwing away are valid for that communal bin then she has every right to use it.
Although as Joey Bloggsy says you could ask her to put her excess rubbish in on collection day.

Also it's a bit disrespectful of you to call this woman a looney on a public forum.

Edited By: trog0 on Mar 09, 2011 23:42
#12
hmm ,ill ask tomorow about getting a bin or speaking to the site council guy, she does this alot, her flat is completely full of stuff, even the builders were shocked,

i know she is council housed as she is getting a brand new rework of her flat for free. my nan on the other hand does not.

no disrespect to benefits though, i myself have been on jsa before. but getting a free house does sometimes fill me with anger in some scenarios. she even sublet before. its hard to explain, but i dont think she is all there. but thats not important.

its not a small one house bin, its about 2x1m and its been full for two weeks running with her stuff!
the council already sometimes drastically underestimate service charges and whack on a bill on top at the end of april. i dont want that next year because of excess refuse.
#13
When I saw this thread title, I was going to suggest a chainsaw and weekly deposits.

It seems perhaps I've been watching too much Dexter.
#14
dxx
When I saw this thread title, I was going to suggest a chainsaw and weekly deposits.

It seems perhaps I've been watching too much Dexter.

i love dexter, reminds me to watch the latest season thanks :)

also forget this thread, ill let this go, but it bloody annoys me about service charges, they overprice everything! theyll probably class all her rubbish as excess waste, as its near he bin too.,
#15
jumping phil ,i dont live here, but ever time i come here (weekly)its nearly half full with her junk, its like a cave upstairs full of dust, and rubbish.
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jackvdbuk
hmm ,ill ask tomorow about getting a bin or speaking to the site council guy, she does this alot, her flat is completely full of stuff, even the builders were shocked, i know she is council housed as she is getting a brand new rework of her flat for free. my nan on the other hand does not. no disrespect to benefits though, i myself have been on jsa before. but getting a free house does sometimes fill me with anger in some scenarios. she even sublet before. its hard to explain, but i dont think she is all there. but thats not important.its not a small one house bin, its about 2x1m and its been full for two weeks running with her stuff!the council already sometimes drastically underestimate service charges and whack on a bill on top at the end of april. i dont want that next year because of excess refuse.

If you live in a council house, that does not make it free! Rent still has to be paid on it. And would you pay out for a house to be done up that you didn't own?
#17
TinyTrina
jackvdbuk
hmm ,ill ask tomorow about getting a bin or speaking to the site council guy, she does this alot, her flat is completely full of stuff, even the builders were shocked, i know she is council housed as she is getting a brand new rework of her flat for free. my nan on the other hand does not. no disrespect to benefits though, i myself have been on jsa before. but getting a free house does sometimes fill me with anger in some scenarios. she even sublet before. its hard to explain, but i dont think she is all there. but thats not important.its not a small one house bin, its about 2x1m and its been full for two weeks running with her stuff!the council already sometimes drastically underestimate service charges and whack on a bill on top at the end of april. i dont want that next year because of excess refuse.


If you live in a council house, that does not make it free! Rent still has to be paid on it. And would you pay out for a house to be done up that you didn't own?

Totally agree. OP, council tenants pay rent and council tax aswell, don't think you know what your talking about
#18
help her clear her flat out so it doesnt happen again
#19
If it is normal size wheelie bin then just call the council, they should supply another bin FOC, when I moved into my place there was not enough bins so I called the council and they delivered one within 7 days. I privately rent.

If it is one of those large ones like they have for businesses then have a word with the site manager/caretaker and explain the situation, am sure something can be done to everyone's benefit.

Edited By: skylinedude on Mar 10, 2011 07:10
#20
She's probably having a good old clearout cos as you say she's having some work done on here property.

I know in some areas councils arrange collection for pensioners as one offs, so maybe its worth you calling and enquiring on her behalf. If it is possible in your area, you can then approach her with a telephone number and name or even offer to call and arrange it on her behalf.

Your nana is fortunate to have you, perhaps this lady dont have close family or friends to help her out. I just hope when I get old my family will look out for me but you never know especially nowadays.:)
#21
I get wound up by unflattened boxes in the communal bin lol.

Been having a clearout myself but I am spreading the disposal out over a couple of months to avoid upsetting anyone :)

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