(Closed) Neighbor's Dumpster in MY yard, torn trash on my lawn for 4 days PICS

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: What should I do?
    Leave them a note asking them to clean it up. : (17 votes)
    22 %
    Talk to someone when they come outside. : (27 votes)
    35 %
    Leave a note saying their dumpster needs to be moved. : (24 votes)
    31 %
    Clean it up and say nothing. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other (I won't talk to the landlord. He lives 2 hours away, and his wife is dying of cancer.) : (9 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I would leave a note or try to catch them when they come outside. I would be fuuuuuurious if I were you, but my best advice would be to be as nice as possible: “Hey, I’m bunnyharriet, I moved in xxx months ago. I notice that this is your dumpster in our yard, is that an agreement you made with my landlord? Okay, just wondering… [expectant pause- where they should say, oh I see the mess I’ll clean it up].” If they don’t say anything, “Well, I’ve noticed that it overflows sometimes, and it looks like a racoon ripped up a bag all over my yard. I raked most of the mess into a pile, but I’m wondering if you could clean up the rest of it? Thank you soooo much.”

    Post # 4
    Member
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Leave a note.

    Post # 5
    Member
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Who has a full on dumpster at their house anyways? Are there any laws against all this trash? Is this considered littering? I would be irate.

    Post # 6
    Member
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013
    Post # 7
    Member
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Dialysate:  I would do this first! Be nice and see what they say.

    If it doesn’t stop, then I would call the health department to give them a warning. And keep it up phoning the health dpt until they quit doing it.

    Post # 8
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    4944 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Personally , I would call in a compaint to the city. I tried to deal face to face with neighbours nicely before. It doesn’t end well. 

    Post # 9
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    2981 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Complaining to the city might be the best course of action. Something tells me that people who are this inconsiderate wouldn’t be very nice to your face if you brought it up to them in person. A note probaby wouldn’t work either.

    Post # 11
    Member
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I agree that talking to the city would probably be the best course of action. This way, the neighbors wouldn’t necessarily know for sure that it is you who contacted the city. I know that some neighbors tend to hold grudges if you point out something that they don’t agree with. 

    Post # 12
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    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @JKaitlin:  Very true! Contact the city first since they won’t know who did it. If you talk to them first, then contact the city, they’ll for sure know it was you.

    I’m impressed you’ve been so nice about it! I would have been livid. Good luck!

    Post # 13
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    5546 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I vote contact the city too. As much as we all want to believe the best in people, directly contacting someone who is so oblivious to the fact their trash is everywhere may not do any good. 

    Post # 14
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    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Erased because I just read about your landlord situation.  If you’ve talked to these people before I say mention something face to face, if you don’t know them leave them a note and give them a week.  If that doesn’t work you really may have to contact your landlord even though it’s inconvenient for you and them. If all else fails, file a complaint with your city, township, county, etc.

    Post # 15
    Member
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Make sure you take a picture in case he cleans up before you call the city! Then you have proof if he cleans up before they get there. 

    I know the above picture is a picture but take one with his address, the front door with his number on it!

    Post # 16
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    3685 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Can you contact your landlord? It seems like he/she should deal with this.

    EDIT: Saw your poll. I would still contact the landlord — it’s still his property.

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