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On 10/14/2021 at 5:10 PM, Zarley said:

I have my bin at the front of my house 

You could be fined, I think it’s £2000 for not bringing your bin in, I saw it on the side of a bin wagon and have been worried about it ever since.

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37 minutes ago, 2bees said:

You could be fined, I think it’s £2000 for not bringing your bin in, I saw it on the side of a bin wagon and have been worried about it ever since.

I recall reading something similar some years ago.   In my neighbourhood the residents leave their bins for emptying on their driveways, so they don't obstruct the pavements etc.  However, when the bins are emptied, the refuse collectors often return the bins to the pavement, and not the driveways, which then causes an obstruction for anyone using the pavements.  In those situations, it appears the property owner would be liable for leaving their bin out, whereas if the refuse collectors returned it to where they got it from, there wouldn't be an issue, other than the emptied bins creating an unsightly vista.

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3 hours ago, 2bees said:

You could be fined, I think it’s £2000 for not bringing your bin in, I saw it on the side of a bin wagon and have been worried about it ever since.

Is that perhaps a Douglas bylaw? I don't live in Douglas and I've never seen or heard anything about a fine in my area. My bin doesn't obstruct anything so I don't know what the point would be.

Some of my neighbours have worse things in their front gardens than a bin. If they're worried about aesthetics I could direct them to worse offenders than me. 

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They should put them back, you're right. I had presumed it meant you weren't to leave the bin at the front of your house, oooh I'm going to mix it up be wild and leave my bin in front of the yard gate this week... all week - W I L D!

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3 hours ago, Mysteron said:

I recall reading something similar some years ago.   In my neighbourhood the residents leave their bins for emptying on their driveways, so they don't obstruct the pavements etc.  However, when the bins are emptied, the refuse collectors often return the bins to the pavement, and not the driveways, which then causes an obstruction for anyone using the pavements.  In those situations, it appears the property owner would be liable for leaving their bin out, whereas if the refuse collectors returned it to where they got it from, there wouldn't be an issue, other than the emptied bins creating an unsightly vista.

I'll jump into my time machine once again and regale you with a tale of my childhood.

We lived in Douglas, our bin was located in the backyard with no back door, like all of our neighbours. Access was through the living room, down a flight of stairs, through a cellar to the yard. The dustmen would come through the front door with a zinc bath, empty the contents of the bin, which was largely ash from our open fire, where we burned a lot of rubbish (including tin cans, as the burning of the tin prevented soot build up in the chimney), and carted it back through the house to the, quite small, bin wagon, parked down the road. The 'rubbish was mostly ash, very little else, and it drove away in a cloud of dust. At the time, the rubbish dump was at Kewaigue, adjacent to the golf course where the brewery is now, there was another on the NSC site if I recall? There was certainly a lot of ash lying around back lanes in those days!    

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56 minutes ago, 2bees said:

They should put them back, you're right. I had presumed it meant you weren't to leave the bin at the front of your house, oooh I'm going to mix it up be wild and leave my bin in front of the yard gate this week... all week - W I L D!

Is there a reward offered for grassing bin mavericks up? Asking for a friend

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54 minutes ago, Max Power said:

I'll jump into my time machine once again and regale you with a tale of my childhood.

We lived in Douglas, our bin was located in the backyard with no back door, like all of our neighbours. Access was through the living room, down a flight of stairs, through a cellar to the yard. The dustmen would come through the front door with a zinc bath, empty the contents of the bin, which was largely ash from our open fire, where we burned a lot of rubbish (including tin cans, as the burning of the tin prevented soot build up in the chimney), and carted it back through the house to the, quite small, bin wagon, parked down the road. The 'rubbish was mostly ash, very little else, and it drove away in a cloud of dust. At the time, the rubbish dump was at Kewaigue, adjacent to the golf course where the brewery is now, there was another on the NSC site if I recall? There was certainly a lot of ash lying around back lanes in those days!    

Luxury! You were lucky, etc. etc.

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