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    • AnotherJAM
    • By AnotherJAM 26th Sep 17, 9:40 PM
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    Wheelie annoying neighbours
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    • 26th Sep 17, 9:40 PM
    Wheelie annoying neighbours 26th Sep 17 at 9:40 PM
    Hi all,
    I know its not money saving but everytime the bin collectors have been my new next door neighbours get home from work and pulls their wheelie bin right across my lawn to the front of their house. I haven't seen them do it but the tracks across my grass leading right to their door are a giveaway.
    What would you do...or am I just talking rubbish?
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 26th Sep 17, 9:41 PM
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    Put up a fence?
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    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 26th Sep 17, 9:41 PM
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    • 26th Sep 17, 9:41 PM
    Not enough info on the plan of your two houses.

    Put up a fence?
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 26th Sep 17, 9:52 PM
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    • 26th Sep 17, 9:52 PM
    Some sort of lawn edging might help create a low barrier.
    • societys child
    • By societys child 26th Sep 17, 9:54 PM
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    . . . bear traps.

    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 26th Sep 17, 9:55 PM
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    Cover the lawn in dog turds
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    • By rach_k 26th Sep 17, 10:01 PM
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    A few cheap plants in pots should do the trick. They're probably not doing it to be malicious, it's more likely just lack of thought which wouldn't extend to knocking over plants.
    • Nile
    • By Nile 26th Sep 17, 10:04 PM
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    Buy a crocodile and tie it to a piece of rope.
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 26th Sep 17, 10:17 PM
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    Hi all,
    I know its not money saving but everytime the bin collectors have been my new next door neighbours get home from work and pulls their wheelie bin right across my lawn to the front of their house. I haven't seen them do it but the tracks across my grass leading right to their door are a giveaway.
    What would you do...or am I just talking rubbish?
    Originally posted by AnotherJAM
    Tell him.........."get off my land"
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    • By Money maker 26th Sep 17, 11:03 PM
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    • By benten69 29th Sep 17, 1:50 PM
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    An alarm mine with some trip wire to set it off will deter them. They fire blank 12g shotgun cartridges which are 100% legal and safe, but make ONE HELL of a noise! Might give them a heart attack though from the shock.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 29th Sep 17, 1:53 PM
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    This might be a controversial answer, but you could always ask them, nicely, not to.
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    • kelpie35
    • By kelpie35 29th Sep 17, 1:58 PM
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    Why not be a good neighbor and put their bin away for them?
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 29th Sep 17, 6:42 PM
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    Dig a deep hole, put thin weak board over it and then fake grass over the board. Then set up a camera and send the vid to you’ve been framed.
    • Cats are great
    • By Cats are great 2nd Oct 17, 9:53 AM
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    Point the wheel marks out to them and ask them if they know which inconsiderate !!!! could be doing it?

    Or plant a border of box bush to frame it away from the path.
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 2nd Oct 17, 10:42 AM
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    This might be a controversial answer, but you could always ask them, nicely, not to.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Don't be ridiculous Pyxis, that could never work. I'd go with the crocodile on a rope answer, fr more sensible!
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 2nd Oct 17, 10:45 AM
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    You have to create a barrier, a nuisance, to stop them. A continuous run of planters, a short run of poundland lawn edging... something.

    If the grass is in your deeds, you could simply have a word with them and point out "I own that grass.... get orf moi land....." Some people blindly go around in life assuming that anything without a physical border is theirs to do what they like with.

    I do prefer the other suggestions, above though, bear traps, trenches covered in fake grass, crocodiles, guns. That'd send out a message that you and your grass are NOT to be messed with.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 2nd Oct 17, 10:59 AM
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    As above, be a good neighbour and put the bin back yourself.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 2nd Oct 17, 11:04 AM
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    As above, be a good neighbour and put the bin back yourself.
    Originally posted by McKneff
    a] Why should the OP? The neighbour might have a grotty bin and/or be more physically suited to moving it.
    b] They might be doing it hours before the OP is in a position to even think about it. If the bins are put out early morning and the OP goes to work and comes home at 6-7pm, they might be doing it between 2-7pm!

    I'd not wish to touch somebody else's grubby germ-laden bin; I struggle mentally touching my own and I control how often I clean it etc etc... and there's never anything "yucky" in my bin and no spillages on it. Bins gross me out.
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