since when are we YOUR landfill!?-bad neighbors

United States
June 11, 2008 10:33am CST
i swear i have had it with this house behind us. almost everyone they rent to are pigs.my mom has a good size land plot,and part of the back 40 is obscured by a garage..none the less,i go back there and check it,because the last tenants moved the fence and tried to move on in.lawn furniture and everything. got some b*lls,huh? anyway,both these people and now the new people have decided it's ok to pitch trash from the 2nd floor porch into my mom's yard.i'm not cleaning it up this time,i called the city. last year they had the whole house gift wrapped as the tenants left a nice bedbug infestation. have you ever had neighbors that trashed/dumped on your land,or worse yet,tried to squat part of it?
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15 responses
@ShealM (388)
• Canada
11 Jun 08
I feel your pain in a similar manner. I had to clean up the massive mess the last tenants left when they were evicted. The back deck, no word of a lie, was 6 feet tall in loose garbage, boxes, household items and rotting food. The back shed was so stuffed full of things that it was a nightmare to even walk in there. It took 170 industrial garbage bags to empty out that mess and that doesn't count the basement they flooded in a foot of water because they blocked the piping with hair extensions and miscellaneous crap like q-tips, tampons and paper wads. It took us 6 weeks of curb side garbage pick up (once a week, two bag limit and pay for tags for anything over 2 bags) to get rid of it all!
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• United States
11 Jun 08
oh nasty.. that's the thing that really sucks-when you have to curbside it.it takes forever to get rid of.
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@ShealM (388)
• Canada
11 Jun 08
Oh boy does it ever take forever to get rid of. The nasty smelly wet clothes in the flooded basement was by far the worse of it. It was awful, awful and very time consuming work.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Yuck wet clothes are nasty smelling. 170 bags of garbage? WHOAH! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
11 Jun 08
wow! That is very rude scarlet, I have not tried that but maybe if I will encounter people like that I will ask them to clean it up! That is very disrespectful! I know no one will ever like to live near with them if they will not change!
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• United States
11 Jun 08
it makes me wonder how they ever get leases in the first place.probably did the old switcheroo once it was signed.
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@Elixiress (3882)
11 Jun 08
That is ridiculous, I hope the council do something. Why can they not put stuff in their bin, is it really too much to ask? Maybe even leave their bin lid open and they can throw their rubbish in if they are too lazy to go to the bin.
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• United States
12 Jun 08
i think they're too lazy to take their garbage out,so they just pitch it over.i'd hate so see what that apartment looks like.
@Elixiress (3882)
12 Jun 08
Their house is probably really clean as all their rubbish seems to be in your garden.
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• United States
12 Jun 08
no doubt.
@wisedragon (2328)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Yes our next door neighbors are pigs, absolutely the sc_m of the Earth. They love to throw their trash in front of our house. Now their dogs are pooping in our driveway! I throw everything back to them.
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• United States
12 Jun 08
we have someone doing that on the other side,and i'd love to catch them.don't even have a dog,still picking up poop.
@Jemina (5773)
11 Jun 08
That's is awful. I would call the police and the council if they do that to me. Anyway, we have a neighbor here who's got a bit it an attitude. She cleaned her backyard but was too lazy to put her rubbish in the bin. So she dumped them in our yard which is our garden. When my partner saw it he was so furious. He wrote a note and put it in her yard. The following day, she wasn't talking to us anymore.
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• United States
12 Jun 08
she just dumped it? did she think you guys wouldn't notice?some people,i swear. yea we got in touch with the council-they're checking into it.
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
19 Jun 08
Oh my goodness...the nerve of them. Where do people get off doing stuff like that. I've erected a substantial 6 foot fence between my home and the house next door which is a meeting house for the Country Women's Association. The wire mesh of the fence goes 2 foot underground, so my animals cannot dig their way out. A few of the (elderly) ladies came out one day to have a look and one of them was saying..."they better not expect us to pay half" the thought had never entered my head even though that is usually what happens. How rude and unpleasant this old girl was being...they actually were obliged to pay half!
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• United States
20 Jun 08
that is rude of her.though i've heard in some states,you can make her pay half-i wonder what she would have said then the previous owner (when it was a single family home) shared fencing costs with my family,these people did not.it fell down,so i put a simple wire grid fence up just to keep those tenants out of my yard-but i'm gonna have to get a bigger fence eventually.
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@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
25 Jun 08
Yeah, we have to basically replace the fenceon the other side as well as my dog Lucy has begun digging her way out under the fence. The house is empty at the moment. A late middle aged lady on a pension is moving in so she won't be in a position to pay for the improvements to the fence
• United States
23 Jun 08
That's totally bogus and uncool! Why do people do stuff like that? Once I lived in a place where they chopped down half our hill and messed up our view. That was not cool either.
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• United States
23 Jun 08
too much of a throwaway culture sometimes,i guess. they don't think of what they're doing.
16 Jun 08
In general my neighbourhood is very pleasant, clean and tidy - except for one family :-( Their front garden is a tip, full of junk, litter, rubbish, broken cars, toys etc., and all this rubbish gets throuwn about the street on occasions. The people living next door to the neighbours from hell are constantly having junk and rubbish dumped into their gardens and no amount of complaining will ever stop these morons from making lives hell around here. My own garden is a often a target for their rubbish as their kids think nothing of sitting on my front wall and throwing their junk over their shoulders into my garden - I'm thinking of laying a wire along the wall and plugging it into the mains so next time those kids start their rubbish dumping they get a shock :-)
• United States
16 Jun 08
LOL! i bet embedding glass on the top would work too
• United States
16 Jun 08
Sounds like you've got a problem. I've rented and sued before, don't put up with it.
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• United States
16 Jun 08
i don't intend to-i'm tired of picking up that stuff. i don't know what makes people think it's ok to do that.
@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Hi scarlet_woman! I am lucky that my neighbors are really nice and we respect each other's private lands/properties. I am happy that they are not any way nuisance neighbors. However, I am sad for my father whose other neighbor is really a pain in the neck. His neighbor dump his garbage on my father's trash cans and my father has already reported him to the town officials but nothing has been done to make that nuisance neighbor of his change his ways. Take care and God bless!
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• United States
12 Jun 08
we used to have nice neighbors.the ones we have on either side are hermits basically,but that's ok.we don't bother them,they don't bother us.but the one behind us has always been a problem.even when that was privately owned,i had to keep telling them stay off the land.
• United States
11 Jun 08
I know exactly how you feel. In our old house, we had good neighbors that lived next door to us. One day they moved away and this lady with about 13 adopted children moved in. She kept adopting more and more. They were not well behaved children. They were always loud and ended up throwing toys, garbage, yard fill, anything they could find basically and throw it in our yard. If you catch it early either you can call the police or start heaving it all back over the fence plus some of your garbage.
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• United States
12 Jun 08
oh my god..i can imagine the noise. it's funny,the last guy that owned that house kept badgering my mom to sell him that piece of land. we were like "no,you can't have it!" it's not our fault his house has no yard.
@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
11 Jun 08
Yes I've had people who have tried to squat. My bf has land in the country and a neighbor's son tried to attempt to squat on it. So last weekend we started cleaning up the land so we could plant and start building our home. Some people are so bold face! I once had a neighbor who's dog used to come sh!t in my yard. I like dogs but they need to learn to sh!t at there own home.
• United States
12 Jun 08
we have a phantom pooper too.i'd love to catch whoever that is.
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
11 Jun 08
Wow scarlet woman! You definitly did the right thing by calling the city. Why should you or your mom clean up someone elses trash? You shouldn't! Is there any way you could call the landlord and notify them about this ongoing situation? If they don't come up with a fast answer then tell them you'll phone the media and I'm sure that will work! Have a good day
• United States
12 Jun 08
oh,my brother works for a newspaper.they don't want to get me started LOL we called city hall,they notified the health inspector.landlord's about to get a "good morning".
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@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I'd sure hate to have those kinds of neighbors. I've never had to deal with anyone that lived that close to me, we've always lived out in the country, so our neighbors aren't very close. However, I do have a sister that has bad neighbors all around her. I went to her house the other day, she has a big yard anyway, but you should see the grass growing next to her yard, its so tall its just weeds, it looks bad, looks like there could be some creepy crawlies somewhere in it..lol. She said the neighbors won't cut it, or just too lazy to do it, she said they aren't going to cut it. Across from her, the neighbors yard looks like a pig pen, they have dogs that go around picking stuff up out of peoples yards and they drag it back to theirs, and they just leave it all piled up in the yard. My sister said that you can't have any kind of yard decorations or anything on your porch because the stupid dogs will come drag it off. The dogs have also been known to chase kids and try to bite them, my nephew said he can't even ride his bike because the dogs chase him. She has called the police about them once, but since theres no leash law there, they couldn't do anything about it, they just told the lady to try to keep her dogs in their own yard, which it never works, because she's never home..
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• United States
12 Jun 08
they're right on you here if you don't cut the grass. $1000 fine.thankfully,you don't see that one too often. we do have a leash law here,but a lot of people ignore it til something happens.that was another thing-the last guy decided his dogs could play in my yard.we went outside,2 dogs from nowhere.
@Hatley (164180)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Jun 08
I have beenfortunate in my neighbors but then I also live in an apartment complex where we all are supposed to behave as adult tenants and not disrupt our neighbors in any way. Arent there laws about throwing trash into a neighbors yard so you can get the police onto them. also I think you should find out the owner of the house and let him or her know how piggish these people are. they might not know how they are behaving unless you tell them. good luck and God Bless.
• United States
12 Jun 08
we're trying to find out who owns it now. the city's supposed to call us back.