Bin Etiquette

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Found 5th Oct 2010
Deliberately putting your bins on the path / road to stop people parking outside of your house / near your house - yay or nay?

I thought it was "illegal" to put your bins out before 6pm the day before collection and put your bins on the path / road?

Is that right?

One of my neighbours has been using their bins to stop people parking near their house (not just near the front, at the sides too) and it is getting ridiculous now because they have a big drive yet park on the road. Parking around here is bad anyway without people like them making it more difficult.

I want to confront them about it because one of their bins actually fell on my car the other week and has left a dent. However, I want to make sure that it is actually illegal for them to leave their bins on the path and road before I kick off!

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we dont move our bins anywhere-is this a common thing? our binmen take them from the garden,empty them and return them.

someone does that in my mates road, nowhere to park except outside her next door neighbours house which was blocked by 2 bins so i got out moved them and parked there, came back there was a note on my car saying if i touched her property again she would ring the police LOL
Edited by: "ilovepink" 5th Oct 2010

We have to leave ours in a certain place with all our neighbours bins, then collect when emptied. It is frowned on to have the bins "visible" in our village, like its something to be ashamed of!!!

We put our bins outside our old house to stop the man next door parking there. He had one car, his sons was outside our house for a month and his daughter parked there every morning and we had NO WHERE to park. I find it odd why they would do this when they have a drive????

barky

we dont move our bins anywhere-is this a common thing? our binmen take … we dont move our bins anywhere-is this a common thing? our binmen take them from the garden,empty them and return them.




Really !!!, wow, no we have 3 different coloured bins and have to put the correct one oot each week and they have to be on the path outside or they wont take ! and some people have not had theres emptied if they find the wrong content inside ....like a carrier bag inside a recycle bin ,

Banned

Not illegal though local council may fine people who leave their bins out on non collection days. Just move the bin and park your car there. You can park where ever you like as long as it's not causing an obstruction to anyone.

shopstilldrops

Really !!!, wow, no we have 3 different coloured bins and have to put the … Really !!!, wow, no we have 3 different coloured bins and have to put the correct one oot each week and they have to be on the path outside or they wont take ! and some people have not had theres emptied if they find the wrong content inside ....like a carrier bag inside a recycle bin ,



as i live in a flat we have a communal bin area and i did use to recycle until i saw the normal rubbish men tip all the rubbish bins...inc the recycle ones into the normal waste ...... now i just chuck my bin bags in any empty bin

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gemmyw

We put our bins outside our old house to stop the man next door parking … We put our bins outside our old house to stop the man next door parking there. He had one car, his sons was outside our house for a month and his daughter parked there every morning and we had NO WHERE to park. I find it odd why they would do this when they have a drive????



I think they just do it to stop people parking there. They seem to think they own the road. They don't like people parking anywhere near their house.

If I can avoid it, I don't park there but parking around here is so bad that some times it is unavoidable.

Banned

pretty sure it is an offence to put them in the road unless lit (same rules as for skips I expect!).

just report them to your council

Banned

barky

we dont move our bins anywhere-is this a common thing? our binmen take … we dont move our bins anywhere-is this a common thing? our binmen take them from the garden,empty them and return them.



wow privileged area or just very nice bin men.

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lumoruk

Not illegal though local council may fine people who leave their bins out … Not illegal though local council may fine people who leave their bins out on non collection days. Just move the bin and park your car there. You can park where ever you like as long as it's not causing an obstruction to anyone.



Yeah, that is what we usually do if there is no where else to park. However, when they notice they just move the bins in front or behind the car. The last straw is my car being damaged so I need to speak to them.

Banned

put the bins in the car and take them to the other side of town, job done.

lumoruk

wow privileged area or just very nice bin men.



the binmen would do the same when i lived in the same area as barky X)

but the dundee binmen are a bit crappy lol, our bins sit on the path next to the drive and the binmen get them for us and replace them


OP, just move your neighbours bins, there is no law against that

Edited by: "micoo" 5th Oct 2010

Youa re perfectly within your rights to move the bin and park you car there. Bit irritating, but they may get the point. Or just assume it's your bin and adopt it into your garden...

my neighbour puts his in the road to stop people parking
if its outside my house, i move it...

Wow, never thought of doing this, I have a neighbour I am not too keen on hhmmmm

Drive into the bins at night because has to get highways permission and claim on their insurance, should be easy to prove its their bin.

In my area people put their bins on the grass/driveway on their properties NEVER on the roads/pavements! I am really shocked and surprised that people behave that way oO
Kim I would defo have a word with your neighbour it cant continue what childish actions.

Sloth/Mod

Sounds like the Boswell's from Bread X)

csiman

pretty sure it is an offence to put them in the road unless lit (same … pretty sure it is an offence to put them in the road unless lit (same rules as for skips I expect!).just report them to your council



menmedia.co.uk/man…our

just looked out of the window..
and guess what??

a brown bloomin' bin!!! in the road to save the neighbours parking space



Edited by: "JO-JO" 8th Oct 2010

Penny Saver

Youa re perfectly within your rights to move the bin and park you car … Youa re perfectly within your rights to move the bin and park you car there. Bit irritating, but they may get the point. Or just assume it's your bin and adopt it into your garden...



If you did that where I used to live, you'd return to your car with a scratch down the side or flat tyres.
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