Oh my! I couldn't believe my eyes when I read about Bin Police and Bin Inspectors in Britain. Fines for not closing the lid on a wheelie bin or for leaving bags of rubbish beside the bins.
What the hell is the country coming to?
I left England in 1982 - before the dawn of the Wheelie Bins, though I do have to work with one when I visit my mam and family every year etc.
Back when I lived there, our bins were those metal ones with removable lids. The bin men would come up the path to get them in those days...but would whack them on the back of the lorries to make sure all the rubbish was out.
This whacking, over the course of time, obviously left huge dents in the bins themselves, often resulting in ill-fitting lids.
The point I am leading up to is....the local council - Middlesbrough to be blunt - sent us an official letter complaining about the 'state of our bin' and ORDERING us to buy a replacement from them 'or else'.
They don't bloody change much do they? Money grabbing buggers!