Council Being Unhelpful

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We're in a relatively middle class area where most properties are houses, pavements fairly narrow, roads/pavements kept clean but a fair amount of potholes.
A month ago, an extra recycling large bin materialised outside my house, on the pavement. I thought one of the neighbours must be away on hols. It's still there.
It's a tripping hazard.
I contacted the council 3 weeks ago when I was told it would be 10 days (not 10 working days). I called again to say I'd dump it outside their office door but their comeback was that that's fly tipping.
I logged a complaint last week. Can anyone give any other suggestions?

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  • zebedee818
    zebedee818 Posts: 37 Forumite
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    10 days before anyone came to collect bin.
  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,712 Forumite
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    Contact your local councillor, they may be able to put pressure on the council
    If you are querying your Council Tax band would you please state whether you are in England, Scotland or Wales
  • zebedee818
    zebedee818 Posts: 37 Forumite
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    Yes, that sounds like a plan! I'll email him now. Thank you.
  • McKneff
    McKneff Posts: 38,833 Forumite
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    Just put it I  your garage and use it fir storage...
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • ThumbRemote
    ThumbRemote Posts: 4,629 Forumite
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    I can't see how it can be considered fly tipping to return the bin to its rightful owner.
  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Posts: 40,598 Forumite
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    Any news OP?
  • Murphybear
    Murphybear Posts: 7,309 Forumite
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    Our little town had a problem recently and the town council were dragging their heels to sort it out.  Our MP got involved, he put a petition on his website, got loads of signatures and spoke to them.  Council moved drastically.

    if you can get your MP to have a word it may convince them to do something.  

    Our MP is fantastic, good ones are worth their weight in gold
  • zebedee818
    zebedee818 Posts: 37 Forumite
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    edited 12 May 2022 at 4:15PM
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    Getting moved on Monday. 
  • RogerBareford
    RogerBareford Posts: 511 Forumite
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    Getting moved on Monday. 

    Hopefully you have put it down the side of your house, front garden or edge of driveway etc until then to ensure it's no longer a hazard ;):D
  • zebedee818
    zebedee818 Posts: 37 Forumite
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    Too many strange looking caterpillars, so in the interests of animal safety, will leave as is. Dingle dangle.
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