rant about ignorant people

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by shawnkfl, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. shawnkfl

    shawnkfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry, just need to vent here...

    i pay one bill for my water, sewage and trash pick-up. i have one trash can that is owned by the city. any over flow or large items like brush, sofas, appliances, etc...just get placed by the curb and every monday that gets picked up. the trash can gets picked up twice per week. now, i pay dearly for this service and i do not have a choice in it. everytime i place anything by the curb to get picked up, some people go through it. i see them driving around all weekend looking through everyones trash. no problem. most of the time. lately though, there are some idiots trash surfing. they tear through the trash and leave everything they didn't take strewn all over the yard. the retarded city didn't pick-up this past monday, so my trash is everywhere in my yard, and i mean everywhere! i'm calling the water utility office tomorrow and letting them know that they can come clean it up. it should have been picked up two days ago! they sure as heck would be calling if my bill was paid late!

    Edited for language. ~Lisa~
     
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  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    I had this problem years ago. Know what I did? Cleaned out my litter box on top of EVERY single bag of trash. It only took one time! They stopped ransacking my trash.

    I know folks are looking for cans to recycle. I have no problem with that, but if you tear it open, don't leave it on the ground!!

    You could also put your cans - if you have any - in a container beside the trash. That might help, but the cat litter WORKS!
     
  3. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    are you sayin the utility comp. should pick up the garbage in your yard?
    or at the curb?

    if the trash surfers trashed your yard the city wont clean it, you ll have to do it.
    on the upside call the law when you see the trash surfers out call the law.
    They will (can and should) can write them a hefty littering, and vandelism fine
     
  4. shawnkfl

    shawnkfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't put anything that is consumable outside the trash can. just yard waste or anything we are throwing away that has been replaced. in this particular case, it was a bunch of old and broken toys from cleaning out my daughters' rooms. i swear they are like vultures. i put an old bike out there once, walked to my front door and heard a door close behind me. when i turned around, someone was loading it in their car!

    i like the kitty litter idea. i have two cats and go through that like crazy!
     
  5. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    My DH will stop and collect metal on the curbside, but he never goes through cans. I understand the recycling metal thing - money is money.

    I had no problem with the guy getting the cans, I was just so peeved he didn't put the trash back in the herbie! Yup, dirty smally lumpy cat litter is a real deterant!
     
  6. shawnkfl

    shawnkfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the utility company should absolutely clean it up now. they didn't pick it up to begin with. i know they won't though, but they'll get an earful anyway. in order for the law to do anything, i would have to get a name or license plate number for them. these people are coming when i'm not home or late at night.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    If they come late at night, get some rat traps and put in there. Then remove the traps before the trash is picked up, that should stop them [​IMG]
     
  8. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    :/my husband is too darn cheap (sometimes good) to even have trash pickup at our house, he brings it to his work! (its his store) ugh! that kinda drives me over the edge,, i say "dear its time" 4 bags later! then on top of that once a month he does the chicken poop garbage can, then i have to wait for him to remember to bring the garbage can back home! SO mmmm i dunno
     
  9. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Quote:Its still not the citys fault there is trash all over your yard. Just as if a stray dog came along. If they tear into your trash and get it all over the place, its still your responsibility to pick it up. Sucks, but thats the way it is. Ive learned that the hard way. And I second the kitty litter. It solved my problem quick! They never came digging around in my trash again!

    Also remember..anything that is at the curb is public property. The law can not do anything about people going through your trash. Now if they caught them in the act of throwing the trash on the ground, then thats one thing.
     
  10. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try separating your cans and bottles. Then leave them in a separate bin. It will make there dumpster diving a bit easier & save the mess.
     

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