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14 December, 2009

wheelie bin missing

recycle bin

Yes, I am talking about rubbish. It is important to talk about rubbish. Our wheelie bin is missing!

The red wheelie bin (garbage collection bin) is missing this morning, and I looked around the street, and couldn't find it. This will be a big trouble for us as we do have weekly rubbishes need to be taken by the council.

I phoned Marrickville Council, and the answer was very quick (it seems like they have been dealing with this issues often). In short, we have to pay $72 for a replacement bin, if the bin is missing or stolen. They would only send a new one out after receiving payment. In the mean time, they suggest us to look around the neighbours to see if anyone took our bin.

I can't believe people would steal our wheelie bin!

(Photo above is taken from local Council's website, the red one is for general garbage, and the yellow lid one for recycling)

Posted by Antony on 14 December 2009 10:33 PM |

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It helps if you put your name or other form of identification on the bin.
Posted by MacMan on 14 December 2009 11:36 PM.
Well, we've had two bins stolen so far, one for garbage and one for recycling. With the waste services around here, you have to provide your own garbage bin, so getting a replacement is closer to $10 than $72. The recycling bins are provided, though, and I'm not sure how much those run for a replacement.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 15 December 2009 12:48 AM.
My city council does not charge for replacement of lost or delinquent "wheelie bins" as far as I know. If there are no identifying marks on your bin, how are you going to find it anyway? But I suggest you walk the length of your lane and look in backyards as well as the street that backs onto your lane-way. Look again on the next bin collection day or "liberate" one back whichever way you can!! No-one pays $72 for a replacement!!!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 15 December 2009 10:49 AM.
Rev. Dr.,
There's a barcode on each wheelie bin here in this area. They don't pick one up that does not have the barcode.
Posted by Antony on 15 December 2009 11:04 AM.
I don't think that is accurate Ant, we have a barcode and an address on the label, not necessarily visible during pick-up. They do not use any kind of reader as yet, to my knowledge.
Truck comes, sees a bin, picks it up! Empties! Goes!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 15 December 2009 1:32 PM.
Firstly, sorry about your loss ! Secondly those wheelie bins look great.! Coming from the Uk ours are a little less snazzy. Perhaps your thief is from the UK and is standing proudly outside an english home right now!
Posted by Wheelie Bin on 16 February 2010 2:08 AM.
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