Tales of the Village - the self-filling skip/dumpster
April 8, 2016 3:19pm CST
This week our village Facebook page has been a-buzz with tales of skip-subterfuge. (For those who aren't familiar with the term, a skip is a large open-topped metal container that gets parked outside your house whilst you're doing building work and is used to collect all the rubbish before it's taken away to landfill or recycling). On Tuesday a man discovered that somebody had dumped their waste in his skip and posted the following: "Found - whoever has lost an old computer desk and really tasteful lime green computer chair, don't panic, I've found them in our skip! How lucky is that!? You could have lost this aesthetically pleasing item of furniture forever! Feel free to come and pick them up whenever you like" This caused great hilarity and comments that when you live a poor area people take stuff OUT of your skip and when you're in a 'good' area, they put stuff IN your skip. After lots of debate about where it might have come from, somebody asked if they could have the computer desk and the chair, went round to pick it up and then posted a photo of it all assembled in their spare room. Creative recycling for sure!
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8 Apr 16
Boy, we get in trouble for putting the wrong kind of trash out on the wrong day. Occasionally we get a fly-by-night trashster that leaves a bag of non-burnable stuff on someone else's burnable pile and the whole "han" (group of houses) gets in trouble from the city.