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19 minutes ago, DUNKS said:

My mistake. I assumed most houses now had wheely bins which just get tipped into a truck. Never seen our bin lads look inside a wheely. Too busy getting on and home.

They do have wheelie bins, green bins and bags, but some folk for whatever reason insist on painting their house number onto them. 

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11 minutes ago, Scully said:

They do have wheelie bins, green bins and bags, but some folk for whatever reason insist on painting their house number onto them. 

You must not live in an area where this is necessary. If you don't have your number on it, you won't have a wheelie bin for very long 😅

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1 hour ago, Demonic69 said:

You must not live in an area where this is necessary. If you don't have your number on it, you won't have a wheelie bin for very long 😅

I don’t get that. How does having your house number on a wheelie bin prevent it from being stolen....if that’s what you mean? 

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49 minutes ago, Scully said:

I don’t get that. How does having your house number on a wheelie bin prevent it from being stolen....if that’s what you mean? 

Not exactly stolen, in populous areas if the bins are unmarked some folks will just take the best bin available, particularly if theirs is wrecked. 

On our close the bin men leave all the bins together in clusters.  Just after we moved in the council had to provide us with new green and recycle bins as the old ones had "disappeared" in the short time the property was empty.  First time we put them out (unmarked) we were left with totally wrecked bins.   Fortunately we got them replace again and on the advice of a neighbour marked them, it has not happened again.  I suspect some people are just lazy.

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18 hours ago, Scully said:

I’ve made it then, apparently. 🙂

Actually that’s not a bad way to gauge a neighbourhood: Do you need to number your wheelie bins?

 In my case currently not, but there’s a family of ne’er do wells that live 3 doors up. He smokes something and makes the place smell like my student halls.

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On 12/10/2020 at 12:25, Scully said:

Some folk paint their house number onto their waste bins or bags! Why I have no idea, but some do. 😀

When my wheelie bin starts to get a bit whiffie I  give it a dettol spruce up. Therefore  my bin has a number on it as i dont want a grubby one back.

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Getting back on topic, when i used to be able to get Winchester winners, i used to have all the home loaders following me around apparently they were the best spent cartridge to reload, so i could put them anywhere they were always spirited away.... 

On that subject does anyone still manage to get hold of Winchester winners or Silver's, they were awesome cartridges.

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1 hour ago, 100milesaway said:

When my wheelie bin starts to get a bit whiffie I  give it a dettol spruce up. Therefore  my bin has a number on it as i dont want a grubby one back.

To be honest I think that’s why people do it, which spoils it for everyone of course. 🙂

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On 14/10/2020 at 06:50, 100milesaway said:

Getting back on topic, when i used to be able to get Winchester winners, i used to have all the home loaders following me around apparently they were the best spent cartridge to reload, so i could put them anywhere they were always spirited away.... 

On that subject does anyone still manage to get hold of Winchester winners or Silver's, they were awesome cartridges.

they were good for reloading as well

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