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  Reply # 1122084 4-Sep-2014 18:55
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I feel your pain. My house is on a high traffic dog walking area. Whenever I've had a skip out, it always ends up with little plastic bags of dog crap. Not really a big deal, until I jump in to compact down the rubbish in the skip...



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  Reply # 1122090 4-Sep-2014 19:13
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Mark: I had the opposite when I last had a skip ... couldn't get it to stay full! People would knock on the door and ask if they could have xyz
Maybe more polite out west ? ;-)



LOL, yes it can become a bit of a collection point where stuff goes in and out.



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  Reply # 1122103 4-Sep-2014 19:37
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If you find out who you should dump everything in the skip on their lawn




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  Reply # 1122128 4-Sep-2014 20:31
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mattwnz: I don't believe it is a prevalent in the UK.


Using other people's skips or fly tipping is a very UK thing. The penalty for fly tipping is up to £50,000.

The was an episode of the UK TV series "Lewis" where police Inspector Lewis and his Sergeant dump an old mattress in a skip and speed off.

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  Reply # 1122129 4-Sep-2014 20:33
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tchart: Ordered a skip to clear up the section. Today some jerk has thrown in a whole heap of crap in there including household rubbish. It really grinds me that people behave like that.

Unfortunately my son knocked over my security camera this morning so didn't catch the offender.

Does any one know if there is any recourse if I do happen to catch the person in the act?




So where exactly is this mostly empty skip? :-)

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  Reply # 1122133 4-Sep-2014 20:40
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What a bunch of idiots, I can see why you are frustrated. Everyone knows to dump their rubbish outside a fire station.

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  Reply # 1122138 4-Sep-2014 20:50
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Or next to the river.

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  Reply # 1122140 4-Sep-2014 20:52
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Or outside your window on the motorway.

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  Reply # 1122149 4-Sep-2014 20:59
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cnor152: Or outside your window on the motorway.


Someone left a couch in the middle of the motorway in South Auckland




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  Reply # 1122166 4-Sep-2014 21:26
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Does your local council provide free rubbish collection? If not, this could be the reason why they have done it, as it is quite expensive to get rid of stuff, and even a trip to the tip with the trailer is now so expensive that it is often cost prohibitive. You could complain to the council, as even though they may not be able to do anything, the more complaints that are recorded, the more likely they may do something if there is a problem with high cost rubbish removal.

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  Reply # 1122179 4-Sep-2014 21:45
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DravidDavid: That is a bit stink. Maybe the people dumping stuff don't know the charge is based on weight? They are just taking advantage.



Never needed a skip. I live out west. Every time I put something out on the road, it was gone before I got back to my front door! - Downside is they think "If this is what they are throwing out, what do they have inside!"



If he got away with dumping once, I've got good money on him coming back!


Same.. I 'recycle' toys, furniture and even old pc's by just leaving them on the verge on Friday in my 'coastal village' and all gone by Monday's rubbish day :D

To be fair, I do also drive slower and more circuitously when there' an inorganic in the better areas of my in-laws neighbourhood too... One mans rubbish is another's firewood or 'new-for-you' toys :)

GL finding your perp though, while taking someone else' obvious junk seems fine to me! adding to it is just wrong!

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  Reply # 1122231 4-Sep-2014 23:12
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Depends of the area but the longer it is out there the more rubbish it will collect. Next time best make a plan to fill it over a couple of days at at most and then call for collection.

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